Regional Conference on “Providing better social services to elderly people”

On 27.09.2019, “Parteneriat Social” Association has organized the first Regional Conference on “Providing better social services to elderly people”, in partnership with Leova District Council and Department of Social Assistance and Family Protection.

With this occasion, there were debated and performed presentations on such topics as: Improved social services, as a result of consolidating organizational capacities, in rural and urban areas from the South rayons of the Republic of Moldova; Implementing the best practices in social services’ delivery via various grants and community initiatives; Building and operating partnerships between local public authorities and civil society; Implementing innovative practices in delivering better social services.

As participants that attended the conference we had: State Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection, representatives from General Department of Social Assistance and Child Protection from Vaslui county (Romania), LPA of 1st and 2nd levels, Department of Social Assistance and Family Protection and social services providers from Leova rayon, representatives of the NAK Swish Foundation, local NGOs, regional mass-media. Total number of participants was up to 120 participants.

All the participants took their opportunity and shared their experiences and best practices, along with their challenges faced in the daily work and related to improvement of social services. There was made a wide range of proposals, that were agreed to be collected and edited in an Opinion Document, which will be sent to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection.

All participants agreed that such events are valuable for exchanging experiences and best practices, as for consolidating capacities for better addressing challenges. In light of this, efforts will be made in order to organize such conferences yearly.

The event concluded with an artistic program, on the occasion of International Day of Elderly People.

President of the „Parteneriat Social” Association

Raisa Bălan

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