Aim of the subproject is to reduce economic and social isolation of the young orphans with mental development disorders by improving their independent life skills, including those related to employment.
- to improve independent life skills of the young people with mental development disorders who are left without parents care;
- to facilitate integration of the target group into the society and labour market;
- to improve target group's motivation and self-assessment;
- to improve group flat services offered to the young orphans with mental development disorders.
Target group of the subproject is comprised of the tenants of the group flats of Latvian Samaritan society and Riga City ‖Rūpju bērns‖ society: young orphans with disabilities related to mental development disorders. Currently none of them has a job, relying on social support only.
In the course of the project three support groups with educational elements will be formed. Classes of the first two groups will involve young people residing in the group flats (eight people each). Goal of the third group is to prepare support work assistants, who will help young people to develop various social skills (mostly related to employment). Support groups with educational elements for social work specialists will help them to obtain necessary knowledge of questions that are related to young people's employment, in order to further assist orphans with mental development disorders in job search process and solving the problems, which may arise in the workplace.
Implementation of the subproject will take place in Riga. Support groups for young people will take in the premises of the group flats of Latvian Samaritan society and Riga City "Rūpju bērns" society. Classes for social work specialists will take place at the premises of Riga Stradiņa University.
Development of the social skills of the young people with mental development disorders who are left without parents care, including in the employment-related area with the help of the specialists, will allow the orphans to raise their self-assessment, present themselves to the labour market in the right way, and navigate the labour law. At the same time, support people specially trained in employment-related area will help to strengthen the achieved results and maintain development of the social skills at the required level, extending individual support and leading support groups also after the end of the tenure of the project. Expected result—young people's employment. This would help reaching the goal of the group flats—to reduce isolation of the young people and to achieve their integration to the society.Project results: