The conference “Local community model of social care about citizens perceived through social inclusion of the most marginalized group of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities”

Dear all,


The conference “Local community model of social care about citizens perceived through social inclusion of the most marginalized group of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities” was held on May, the 27th 2015 in Aleksinac, at the hall of Center for Culture.

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Welcome back, neighbour

Dear,
After one year of hard work, educations, sensitization of local communities we are proud to inform you that we have reached our ultimate goal and that now our/yours municipalities are richer for one old but still new member.

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Invitation to the press conference

Dear,
It is our pleasure to invite you to take participation at the press conference “Local community model of social care about citizens perceived through social inclusion of the most marginalized group of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities” which will be  organized within the project “Our town is our home”- pilot project of social inclusion of persons with disabilities in order to create better conditions for all citizens through better, more systematic and organized approach by using existing resources in the community.
The conference will take place on Wednesday, on May, the 27th 2015, starting at 15 pm in the hall of the Institution “Hristina Markišić” in Aleksinac, 2 Tihomira Đorđevića street.
The aim of the conference is to present and promote model of social inclusion achieved within the project “Our town is our home” as well as presentation of existing results of the project.

We are looking forward to meeting you!
Please, confirm your participation to e-mail address:
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by phone: 011/349623

Sincerely yours,
Jasna Nikolić
The Director of Center for Social Work Aleksinac

Invitation to the conference


Dear,
It is our pleasure to invite you to take active participation at the conference “Local community model of social care about citizens perceived through social inclusion of the most marginalized group of persons with mental and intellectual disabilities”.
The conference is organized within the project “Our town is our home”- pilot project of social inclusion of persons with disabilities in order to create better conditions for all citizens through better, more systematic and organized approach by using existing resources in the community. The project is financed by The Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia and implemented by Hibaf International AB, with support of Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy and Ministry of Health of Republic of Serbia.
The conference will take place on Wednesday, on May, the 27th 2015, starting at 11 am in the hall of the Center for Culture and Art in Aleksinac, 15 Dušаnа Trivuncа street.

We are looking forward to meeting you!
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by phone: 011/349623

A step closer


The 2nd practical education on Zlatibor


Dear friends, we are pleased that we can inform you that within the project "Our town is our home" the second practical education on  Zlatibor was held , as a continuation of already implemented and  continuous activities for deinstitutionalization and the return of persons with metal and / or intellectual disabilities in the local community.

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The seven-day practical training

The seven-day practical training


Within the project "Our town is our home" a seven-day practical training - "School of life skills" was realized in Zlatibor in February.
The users who participated in a practical education came to Zlatibor from different institutions: Home for adults Kulina, GC "Jelenac" with RJ Tesica, Institute "Male Pcelice", the Institution for children and youth Sremcica, GC "Knjazevac" and from the institution "Gvozden Jovancicevic" from Veliki Popovac. The reason for this wonderful gathering was its most important and the ultimate goal to prepare users for entering foster families.

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Mapping the needs of 90 families who have a member with intellectual or mental disabilities

Mapping the needs of 90 families who have a member with intellectual or mental disabilities

In the framework of the project "Our town is our home" the needs of 90 families from the municipality of Aleksinac whose members are adults with intellectual or mental disabilities are mapped with the purpose of seeing the real needs of these people and providing assistance and support to their families.
The process of mapping enabled the active participation of people with intellectual and mental disabilities and their families in the selection of the service, as well as contributing to the establishment of the same. Participation of users and their families has created the individual experience of starting power to initiate changes and controlling the quality of their own life and it increased sense of responsibility. Informing the public represented one of the main conditions of mapping whose aim is not only informative. Wider community involvement in the problems of people with intellectual and mental disabilities prevents discrimination, institutionalization, improves quality of life, improves social integration and the ability to realize the rights they have.
Also, mapping of resources of the local community was done, which provided assistance to more precise definition of the characteristics of the environment by providing a picture of what exists in the community as a resource. Mapping of resources made it possible to detect and exploit the potentials that exist in the community, people and their knowledge, skills and time, other sectors, natural environment.
Bearing in mind the objective to respond on identified needs of people with intellectual and mental disabilities by establishing new conditions in the community, this dynamic and interactive process made it possible.  Specific data were obtained from people with disabilities themselves and their families, thus ensuring active participation of service users. Based on obtained results new services in the community will be launched especially home help and protected housing.

 

Mapping in Institutions

In the period from November to December 2014, and in the framework of the project "Our city is our home" mapping of 87 social care users was done by the Centre for Social Work Aleksinac municipality. Needs, potentials and functionality of people with intellectual and mental disabilities placed in 9 residential institutions were mapped, in Tutin, Kragujevac, Veliki Popovac, Sremcica, Izvor-Paracin, Trbunje-Blace, Knjazevac, Kulina and Tesica. Providing accommodation in institutions across Serbia was inevitability of particular moment, due to the lack of community services and the necessary support, which would enable staying to stay to some of them.

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Workshop "Our town is an open home"

Workshop "Our town is an open home"


Workshop "Our town is an open home"as a planned activity within the project "Our town is our home" was held in October 2014. This workshop was held in the premises of the broadcasting company within which the local television ALT and radio station operate. Workshop participants were eleven employees of the local media house (journalists, camera operators, technicians) and fifteen people with intellectual or mental disabilities.

The workshop was organized in interaction of local television and radio ALT employees and people with disabilities, as a shared activity in a friendly and positive atmosphere. It was explained what is the work in the media company like, and the importance of the work performed. The visitors were allowed to sit in the seats of employees, and with the explanations and help of the employees follow development on the monitors, control tone, photo, play videos or music. This made them very happy. Entering the TV studio left a special impression on visitors, where they had the opportunity to listen to journalists explain how shows were recorded. They also had the opportunity to get a microphone and sing, as well as to watch themself on screen while singing. They sang their favorite songs as if they were on television, stiring great excitement and desire of all to be involved. Then the journalists took their guests to show them the studio where they record radio shows and the participants  had the opportunity to choose the music they like to be broadcasted.

P.A.(16): “It was great! I would love to work here very much! We sang, we were filmed, we were able to film, and we were in the studio that we see every day on television!”

This kind of participation that was offered to people with intellectual and mental disabilities caused them great pleasure, while the employees repeatedly expressed their satisfaction with the provided opportunity to host them and draw closer the work of media to them.

Workshop "Our town is a safe home"

Workshop "Our town is a safe home"

Workshop "Our town is a safe home" as a planned activity within the project "Our town is our home" was held on 11th  November 2014. This workshop was held in the premises of the Traffic Police.
The participants were the traffic police officers and fifteen people with severe and profound disabilities in intellectual functioning and mental disabilities aged 18 to 21.

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