MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL POLICY
EUROPEAN ASSOCIATION OF SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MUNICIPALITIES IN THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
MUNICIPALITY OF VARNA
„PARTNERSHIP FOR BETTER SOCIAL SERVICES, EMPLOYMENT AND DEVELOPMENT“
CELEBRATION OF NASO’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
CEREMONY FOR GIVING ANNIVERSARY NATIONAL AWARDS
International Hotel, Golden Sands Resort, Varna, Bulgaria
13th – 14th JUNE 2019
We are kindly inviting you to take part in an International Forum dedicated to 10 years of active and successful European and national partnerships in the fields of social services and employment. The Forum programme includes a Celebration of the 10th Anniversary of National Alliance for Social Responsibility (NASO) as well as a Ceremony for Giving Anniversary National Awards.
The registrations for non-Bulgarian participants can be done via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st May 2019 incl., whereby we kindly ask you to first consider the additional information available here before registering.
PRESIDENT OF NASO
Social Service Advisory Center meeting
On February 11, 2016, the monthly Advisory Center meeting of social services implemented with the support of National Alliance for Social Responsibility (NASO) and the Agency for Social Assistance (ASA) took place. The topic of the discussion held was the work of Care homes for elderly people and the social services for elderly people in general. The questions to the ASA experts were mainly related to the problems in the work of the specialists and the services for elderly people, e.g. the issue on taxes that are to be paid by the users of social services. Suggestions for improvements were made also with regard to the changes in the Law on Social Support according to which the collection of taxes should be a responsibility of the local authorities. As an important issue was considered the work with the GPs as in some areas the communication with them was very difficult because some of them were refusing to visit the care homes. Recommendations regarding the introduction of new services for elderly people were made, and more specifically, in view of changing those services providing mainly medico-social care. Regarding the deinstitutionalization of elderly people and the demographic situation in Bulgaria, the integrated services would both enhance the funding system as well as the development of social services in general.