To promote social development by developing a network of standardized and available social services and provide economic security to all impoverished citizens.
Creating a society with equal opportunities for all through social inclusion of marginalized groups – especially those with disabilities (including military veterans and civilians wounded in war), old persons, refugees and internally dispersed persons, Roma, youth and long-term unemployed persons.
MANAGING THE FORMULATION OF SOCIAL CARE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
CDER offers support in drafting local strategies for the development of social care through a combination of mentoring guidance and formal trainings. Relevant local community representatives (members of working groups for the formulation of action plan) attend three 2-day training sessions: 1. Introduction to strategic planning and the overview of current situation; 2. Identifying priorities and setting up goals; 3. Making an action plan. In addition to this, mentoring expert conducts fieldwork individually with working group members, i.e. with individuals from each thematic section subsequently formed out of the working group. CDER team has so far been a leader in the process of making a social care development strategy in ten local self-governments.
CDER provides support in developing municipal strategies and action plans through mentorship guidance and training delivery.
ESTABLISHMENT OF COMMUNITY-BASED SOCIAL SERVICES
The service provided by CDER includes practical ways of establishment and building sustainability of social services. The work so far covered home care service, club for the elderly, day care for persons with disabilities, socio-rehabilitation service for support to youth with asocial behavior. CDER team supported project development of social services in 30 cases in various municipalities across Serbia.
BUILDING HOME CARE SERVICE FOR THE ELDERLY AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Training seeks to: 1. Train (primarily home care nurses) in service provision to the elderly and persons with disabilities; 2. Ensure functional knowledge about the management and administration of the service (intended for all persons engaged on coordination, administration, monitoring and provision of home care service). The training consists of 4 modules and aims to fully train home care nurses, as well as managers of home care service. CDER professional team so far provided this training in 30 municipalities in Serbia.