The aim of the project “Kurzeme visiem”: to increase community-based social service availability for people with disabilities and children at the place of their residence in Kurzeme Region.                                                                                                                                                                                       

Project implementation time: 01.07.2015. – 31.12.2023.

Project implementer: organization:  “Kurzeme Planning Region”.

Contact persons:

Project partners: 

  • all Kurzeme region municipalities;
  • municipalities of other planning regions (Aizkraukle, Jēkabpils, Limbaži, Smiltene and Tukums counties);
  • State Social Care Center “Kurzeme” and its 6 branches;
  • All social care centers for children without parental care and orphans.

Main activities of the project:

  • to assess individual needs of children with functional disorders, orphans and children without parental care and persons with mental health and intellectual development disorders;                                                                                                                                                                                         
  • to prepare respective individual support plans for all assessed persons;
  • to develop Kurzeme Region De-institutionalization Plan;
  • to develop reorganizations plans for all social care centers for children without parental care and orphans;                                                             
  • to assist to persons with mental disorders while preparing for transition from institutional to community based care;                                                                                                                                          
  • to provide community based social services for people with disabilities (including children); people with disabilities (including children)people with disabilities (including children);
  • to train specialists for working at community based social services;
  • to raise society’s awareness about people with disabilities and their needs.

Total project cost: ~ 7,70 million EUR, of which 85% is co-financing from ESF 6,55 million EUR) and 15% from state budget (1,215 million EUR).