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Advisory, Assistance And Mediation Services

Counteracting exclusion Completed
Zielona Góra
2015-04-15 - 2016-04-30
391 861,68 PLN
349 444,54 PLN
Project description
The increasing role of law in everyday life and complexity of legal regulations result in a situation where citizens are often not able to solve their many problems. The lack of support gives rise to indolence and increasing problems, and in consequence lower quality of life and poor social activation. The phenomenon is particularly visible among persons who cannot afford paid legal advice. In Lubuskie voivodeship in 2013 the number of persons using social assistance was 636.5 for every 10 thousand inhabitants, higher than the national average by over 100 persons (GUS, Local Data Bank).
The aim of the project was to facilitate access to civil advisory services for poorer inhabitants of the Zielona Góra subregion and to encourage them to solve their own problems.
1635 persons used legal or psychological assistance in five Mobile Advisory Offices and solved their problems.
Five Mobile Offices were opened where 2226 legal, civil and specialist advices were given (e.g. in labour law, psychological, from addiction therapist). Lawyers gave 15 open lectures on e.g. inheritance law and cyber-violence. 74 persons and 15 families, supported by advisors, developed individual action plans, and then implemented them with the help from family assistants and civil assistants. Housing guidebook and a guidebook for parents were published (1000 copies each) and distributed among clients, establishments, institutions, assistance organisations. Cooperation was started with local social assistance centres and non-governmental organisations that facilitated reaching the recipients of the project. The project benefited 1635 inhabitants of the Zielona Góra subregion being in particularly difficult life situations.
Participation of the Partner guaranteed more comprehensive assistance for families with problems by providing them with the support from special assistants.
We use the grant for capacity building