Official title of the project

Enhancing the position of residents in residential care institutions for persons with mental disability and mental illness and creation of conditions for their social inclusion in the local community

Sectors

Project information

Subtitle
Open Arms project
Region / City
Cities
Serbia
Total budget of programme / project

Around EUR 2 million

IPA 2011

Implementation period
2012. Sep - 2014. Sep
Expected results
  1. Transformation and development plan for residential institutions for the cross sectoral community based social and health services.
  2. Implementation of Transformation and Development Plans and strengthening capicity at all levels
Beneficiary

Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Policy and Ministry of Health of Republic of Serbia

Target Groups

The target groups are:

  • The Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the Ministry of Health,
  • The  employees and the residents from residential care institutions in Kragujevac, Veliki Popovac, Kulina, Tutin, Stara M

Summary of the project

The overall objective of the project is to enhance the social inclusion of persons with mental disability and mental health disorders. The project is part of the overall process of social protection reform in Serbia.

 

Project will prepare transformation plan for 13 residential and psychiatric institutions and development plan for cross-sectoral community-based social and health services, implement transformation and development plans and strengthens capacity at national and local level to improve range and quality of services for de­institutionalization of persons with mental health disorders and provide. Project will also provide support to the Grant Scheme for provision of community based social and mental health services.

  1. Improvement of social inclusion of persons with mental disability and mental health disorders in Serbia
  2. People suffering from mental disability or mental disorders have, as any person, the right to participate in every aspect of community life
  3. De-institutionalization and social inclusion of persons with mental illnesses by transforming the institutions to improve services and by supporting development of social and health services at local level
  4. EU assistance through the project will improve Serbian social and health system

Programme/Project objectives

  1. Improvement of social inclusion of persons with mental disability and mental health disorders in Serbia
  2. People suffering from mental disability or mental disorders have, as any person, the right to participate in every aspect of community life
  3. De-institutionalization and social inclusion of persons with mental illnesses by transforming the institutions to improve services and by supporting development of social and health services at local level
  4. EU assistance through the project will improve Serbian social and health system