The directors of the Vidin Directorate “Social Assistance” and the Regional Directorate “Social Assistance” Margarita Markova and Ventsislav Boyanov participated in the working format, employees of social institutions in places, as well as representatives of municipalities. Those present accepted the analysis of the needs of social services and the proposal for a National Map of Social Services. The analysis is related to identifying the needs at the national level of social and integrated health and social services at the municipal and regional level, which are financed in whole or in part by the state budget.
In all municipalities, public discussions were held in fulfillment of the activities of discussion of social services. There are a total of 75 services with 145 users on the territory of Vidin region, and the number of social services for adults is 55 with 1084 users. Resident care services predominate – 43 units. for 484 users. There are 16 advisory services covering 396 persons. There are a total of 23 social services in the municipality of Vidin with 555 users, 20 of which – in the town of Vidin, 2 – in the village of Gomotartsi and one in the village of Kutovo. On the territory of the municipalities of Novo Selo, Dimovo and Kula, there are 7 social services each with a capacity of 85, 192 and 142 users. There are a total of 5 social services with 58 users in the municipality of Chuprene, in the municipality of Ruzhintsi – 2 social services with 43 users. In the municipality of Bregovo, 9 social services are provided to 128 users, in the municipality of Boinitsa – 6 units. social services for 78 persons. 6 are social services in Belogradchik municipality with 85 users. The municipalities of Gramada and Makresh only offer assistant support.
At the meeting, it became clear that a small number of foster families in the Vidin region are willing to raise children with disabilities, and the main problem, despite the good material base, in the provision of social services both nationally and locally, remains the lack of medical staff.
The national map for social services foresees new activities to cover the needs of the population.