LLI-468 I can work

On 15-16 September 2022, as part of “I can work” project, 40 social workers from Lithuania and Kurzeme met on an experience exchange visit in Kurzeme. The aim of the visit was to explore the offer and possibilities of social care services in Kurzeme, find out about the most efficient and innovative therapy methods and  un establish contacts between the Latvian and Lithuanian colleagues.

Representatives of the two project partner institutions from LT side participated in the visit – Kretinga Day Activities Centre and Employment and Service Centre for people with Disabilities in Raseiniai.

On the 1.experience exchange day in Kurzeme we visited:

  • Rehabilitation Centre for People with Disabilities in Ziemupe – Dvēseles Veldzes Dārzs;
  • sensory gardens at the Seaside Hospital in Liepāja;
  • Viduskurzeme Elementary School – Development Centre in Pelči;
  • Mobile services’ bus of the Samaritan Association for social care services at home.

On the 2., the concluding experience exchange day, started with a partners’ working group meeting in the very morning, where partners discussed project activities and achiecvements so far, as well as the upcming activities – meetings with employers, the final conference etc.

Afterwards we went to Ventspils to meet with the passionate team of the Support Centre for Families and Children with Dspecial Needs “Cimdiņš”, who constantly work with and help children and adults with special needs to develop, communicate, be healthy and active.

A lot of new impressions, knowledge and warm emotions for both neighbouring countries.

Project activities are being implemented with the support of the Interreg V-A Latvia-Lithuania Programme 2014-2020.

Find out more about the project on the Kurzeme planning region website: https://www.kurzemesregions.lv/projekti/socialas-joma/i-can-work/

For additional information:
Alise Lūse
Kurzeme planning region
project “I can work” manager
Email: alise.luse@kurzemesregions.lv

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