Staff of Chui oblast social care institutions participated in a workshop on minimum standards of social care

15 Aug 2013

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – On August 15, directors of residential social care institutions of Chui oblast of Ministry of Social Development participated in an introductory workshop on minimum standards of social services for people residing in social care institutions. The workshop participants discussed issues of providing social services, cooperation with territorial social, educational and health care departments.

This workshop was organized upon request of the Ministry of Social Development as part of comprehensive measures to prepare Kyrgyzstan for ratification of the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the Kyrgyz Republic by Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament). These measures are aimed at identification of needs of social services, improvement of monitoring system and control of the rehabilitation process, delivering of social, pedagogical, medical and legal services.  

Similar workshops are planned to be held in pilot institutions: Jalal-Abad children’s psychoneurological social care institution, Suzak care institution for elderly and disabled people and Tokmok combined psychoneSurological care institution.

Methodical recommendations on improving the system to provide services according to minimum standards in other regions, which to be further discussed with representatives from expert community and civil society, will be prepared based on pilot workshops results. 

The workshops are organized by UNDP in the framework of implementation of the Kyrgyz Government’s Decree “On approval of Minimum standards of social services delivered  to individuals residing in social care institutions of authorized agency in the area of social development” dated May 17, 2013.

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