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  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

    About the programme
  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

  • Bringing neighbours closer

    Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!

LLI-468 StepForward: activating personal resourses and developing employability skills (I can work)

Project aims to promote awareness about how people with disabilities can work and be equal members of society. Project will also improve accessibility and efficiency of social services to help people with disabilities to find employment.  At least 79 people with disabilities will participate in the project. People with disabilities and their parents will receive more than 2500 individual consultations (psychologist, physiotherapist, social worker, ergotherapist, career consultant) in two day care centres in Kretinga and Raseiniai municipalities, and Skrunda municipality Social service agency. Their working skills will be improved in five different workshops: woodworking and creative, e.g., sewing, knitting, weaving (Skrunda), kitchen/coffee Kretinga and ceramics (Kretinga and Raseiniai) workshops.

Competences of Kurzeme, Kretinga and Raseinia specialists who are working with people with disabilities will be improved (training, experience exchange between social service institutions, cross boarder networking will be organized). Awareness about people with disabilities and their employment will be raised by organizing:

  • public workshops – “Friendship coffee” in Kretinga – a training activity for people with disabilities to strengthen the skills learned in a kitchen/coffee workshop in a work like environment. It will be organised every second week in public institutions of Kretinga to show local residents that people with disabilities can be part of the labour market. Likewise, meetings will take place in public institutions in Raseiniai to show products produced by people with disabilities.
  • meetings with employers in Kurzeme region to inform about possibilities of employing people with disabilities.

Several infrastructure works will be carried out during the project:

  • access to Skrunda municipality social service agency will be improved;
  • surroundings of the Kretinga day activity center will be improved;
  • a path of emotional labyrinth – a path of relaxation where people can think about their emotions on their own or together with specialist – on the premises of the Kretinga day activity centre and Skrunda municipality will be created;
  • a ceramics workshop in Kretinga day activity centre and Raseiniai day care will be equipped;
  • a multi sensory room in Raseiniai day care center will be created.

It is planned that after the implementation of the project people with disabilities who have completed the project and acquired skills will be more self-confident and will have the necessary skills to participate in the labour market and have found a job.

Social media and contacts:
Phone: +371 67331492
Address: 4a Valguma Street, Riga, Latvia (Administration office)

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Last updated: 15.01.2021 14:19