SenioriNET


“SenioriNET – NGO services network dedicated to elderly people”

The project website: www.seniorinet.ro

“SenioriNET – NGO services network dedicated to elderly people” project is co-financed by a grant from Switzerland through the Swiss Contribution to the enlarged European Union, in the Grant Scheme for NGOs, Thematic Fund for Civil Society Participation – The Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Program, has a duration of two years (2013-2015) and a total budget of CHF 251,102.25 of which CHF 223,481.00 represents the grant.

The “SenioriNET – NGO services network dedicated to elderly people” project aims to create the first national informal network of organizations active in services for the ageing field, especially those who provide home care. The limited capacity of NGOs in the field of services for the elderly regarding the cooperation with authorities and the promotion of the offered services leads to a low interest of authorities regarding supporting the policies of developing services for elderly, and by default to a limited or no access to services for elderly. This initiative aims to strengthen the long-term capacity of NGOs in the social sector and to support their active participation in improving strategies and policies that ensure an increased access to home care services for Romanian seniors.

Asociaţia Habilitas – CRFP is one of the initiators of this network with Confederaţia Caritas Romania (coordinator), Foundation Crucea Alb-Galbenă Romania, Asociaţia de Ajutor Mutual Bucureşti and Asociaţia Four Change.

The main objectives of the project were:

– The creation of a national network with at least 30 NGOs which provide home care services and / or involved in actions for the elderly and complementary to home care

– Providing to the network organizations the necessary context to capacity – building

– To increase the information and awareness level of public authorities and citizens about services for seniors in Romania

– Facilitating the access of interested people to information about the services addressed to elderly

Among the results, there are the following:

– A national network with at least 30 NGOs providing home care services and / or involved in actions for the elderly and complementary to home care

– 1 online information package which will contain 1 website, a map of services at national level, 20 online newsletters disseminated

– 2 training sessions in lobby and advocacy field

– The organization of Providers of services for Romanian elderly Forum

– Organizing an advocacy campaign

– Elaboration of a public policy document

– The organization of a meeting with policymakers

– The organization of social dialogue round table

– The Barometer of the collaboration with public authorities

– The elaboration of a best practices catalogue in the elderly home care field

– The realization of a short film in order to promote the concept of home care addressed to seniors.