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UniCredit Foundation helps elderly people in Slovenia

UniCredit Foundation helps elderly people in Slovenia
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Let them grow older at home - Network of programs for family carers and volunteers for helping elderly people is a project that will be funded by the UniCredit Foundation with €50,000 which introduces an innovative program in 5 Slovenian municipalities in the field of elderly care.


Implemented by the Slovenian NGO Anton Trstenjak Institute it was the most voted project by employees of UniCredit Bank Slovenia within the Foundation initiative Your Choice, Your Project.


The program includes training courses and support for family carers as well as an education program for volunteers for helping elderly in order to improve social inclusion of elders as well as strengthen solidarity between citizens. 125 family carers and 100 volunteers will be trained and 150 elders will benefit from the services provided.


It is one of the 3 projects that was selected by UniCredit Foundation through the first  Social Inclusion Award launched in Slovenia in April 2011.

 

The other 2 finalist projects of  Your Choice, Your Project in Slovenia, also selected through the Social Inclusion Award, will receive UniCredit Foundation's € 25,000 funding each and are:

 

  • Job factory - Textile, carried out by DSP Center and aiming at establishing a social enterprise for collecting, processing, selling and recycling waste textile which employs first-employment seekers and unemployed women over 5;.

 

  • Nature and society in symbiosis - creating new employment in the social economy of Pomurje with local resources", carried out by Mozaik - Association for social integration and dealing with social inclusion of vulnerable groups (unemployed, homeless, disables, former drug addicts and former prisoners) who are integrated through different training programs.