The team of the Kardzhali Regional Information Center hosted a meeting with
disadvantaged children and adults, with their parents, social workers and attendants.
The activities of the Center and the opportunities provided by Operational
Programme Human Resources Development (OP HRD) for persons with
disabilities were presented at the workshop.
The experts presented the social services rendered by the Nadezhda Day-Care
Centre, which had been renovated and equipped with facilities under a project funded
by the Operational Programme Regional Development and implemented by Kardzhali
Municipality. Information was provided about the Orfei (Orpheus) Centre for Social
Rehabilitation and Integration for people with mental disabilities, as well as about the "Support for a Change" Project, implemented under the Help at Home grant scheme of OP HRD.
The people attending the event shared their experience and raised a number
of issues concerning the legislation, funding and actual fulfillment of persons
with disabilities. The team of the Information Centre articulated its desire for future assistance
and joint initiatives in support of disadvantaged individuals.