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SI37_SI0_Resolution on the national social assistance programme 2013-2020_2013

Name of the country Slovenia
Sector Social care
Name of the document (original) Resolucija o nacionalnem programu socialnega varstva za obdobje 2013-2020 (ReNPSV13–20)
Name of the document (English) Resolution on the national social assistance programme 2013-2020
Administrative level National
Type of the document Programme
Year of adoption 2013
Foreseen duration 2020
Comments Programme based on legislation/not legally binding; changes in preparation
Sector Social care
Territorial unit (NUTS/LAU) SI0
Authority Ministry of labour, family and social affairs
Availability in English No
Legally binding Non-binding
SGI coverage SGI/SSGI
Integration as a concept Yes
Integration elements
Adm. levels
Fin. sources
Description Actors: When solutions within the framework of the social security system are designed all actors i.e. policy makers, funding bodies; practitioners, experts and end-users or their representatives should be involved and connected. / Administrative levels: during the preparation and implementation of plans. Fin.sources: municipal, national, EU, private
Major objectives The objectives of the Resolution on the National Social Protection Programme 2013–2020 (NSPP) are set to respond to the increasing social and demographic distress. The general (horizontal) target to be achieved by the National Social Protection Programme for the period 2013-2020, is on the one hand to improve the quality of life of individuals and families, and on the other hand, an increase in social cohesion and social inclusion of all population groups. General objective can only be pursued by integrating policies from different areas and by harmonised operation of the various policies. Key objectives: The two out of three (2/3) key objectives set for the development of the social security system in the period 2013-2020 relate to SSGI: i.e (1) to improve the availability and diversity and ensuring accessibility and availability of services and programs and (2) to improve the quality of services, programs and other forms of assistance by increasing the efficiency of the management and leadership of the implementing organizations, increasing their autonomy and quality management and to provide greater impact of users and user representatives in the planning and implementation of services. To meet each of the objectives strategies are set. Among the strategies which are set to meet the availability/diversity objective, the following should be mentioned: to ensure the availability and affordability of services and programmes to users regardless of their social status and place of residence; to ensure regional availability and accessibility: to provide physical and communication access for all groups of users; to promote the development and use of modern information and communication and other assistive technologies to support delivery of services; to ensure participation of the state, local communities, users and providers when network of public services and programs in the local community is defined; the introduction of a uniform system of long-term care for health and social services. The objective on improvement of quality and eeficiency of the services should be among others reaches also through improved intersectoral coordination of comprehensive treatment of users (education, social, health, employment, justice, police) at an effective partnership with civil society; by monitoring the effectiveness and quality of work and the reorganization of the networks in the field of social protection and by promotion of innovation and continuous introduction of improvements to programs and social services.
Short Summary National Social Protection Programme for the period 2013-2020 refers to the development of the social security system in that period. It defines the basic starting points for the development of the system, sets goals and strategies of the development of social protection, defines a network of public social services and social welfare programs, as well as the and modes of their implementation and monitoring. It defines the responsibility of stakeholders at different levels. Major emphasis of the document are: Active approach to social policy - the program aims to make a move into programs and measures based on / The complexity and integration of all policies affecting social situation of individuals and families (not just social policy, but also of education, employment, retirement, housing and health policy, and the like. Therefore, different policies must be coordinated at all stages – from the planning to implementation level / Strengthening community care programmes (promote services and programs that enable people to continue living in the community while services and programs help them to eliminate or mitigate the problem. This is especially important for elderly (home help,sheltered housing, day centers etc., instead of institutional care)./ The document also emphasizes the qualitative development aspects of and need for innovative approaches in the development of social services and programs. For the implementation of the programme, a national and regional implementation plans will be prepared. (for four years), which will set out in more detail the dynamics of expansion and development (also taking into account the economic situation and funding possibilities). At the regional level Centers for social work will coordinate the implementation (following reorganization), Regional implementation plans will be confirmed at by municipalities. Objectives which are the responsibility of local communities (eg. the development of services provided at home) will be defined in the local communities' planning documents.
Centralised/decentralised undergoing decentralisation
Governance model
Public services
Public-private partnership
Comments Major reorganisation in the field of social services and programmes is under way. In determining the specific needs the local CSDs (center for social works) will actively participate at the regional level (in the context of the forthcoming two-level organization CSD). The programs will not be fully tendered at the state level, as till now, since the national resources for programs that meet local issues will be devolved to the regional level of the CSD (for calls). Some programs aimed at local i
Measures For realisation of the goals from national programme, a national and regional implementation plans for a period of four years willl be prepared (see section Summary). The Govenrnment of the RS is responsible for the implementation of national plan, local authorities are responsible for implementation of regional plans. However, in orded to enable fulfillment of stated goals the following measures and activities should also take place: adoption of certain regulations such as Act on long-term care; the rules on personal assistance for the disabled, provisions relating to social activities, regulations on social inclusion of people with disabilities, etc.) and reforms (e.g. reform of the health system / Ensure policy coherence at the national level (better cooperation and coordination between the departments and ministries responsible for various policies that affect the social situation of individuals and families / Encourage the interest of local communities for social development and achieve consistency of the key objectives of the national program and programmes on the local level /Reinforce intersectoral cooperation at all levels (cooperation between public services, administrations and NGOs) in solving specific problems of different vulnerable groups) / To take measures that will enable the implementation of the Law on Social Entrepreneurship and encourage the development of social entrepreneurship / Undertake measures for effective use of European funds for programs and actions in the social field, both at national and local levels / Ensure, within the implementation plans a stable sources of funding for start-up and implementation of social programs and services.
Type of finance
Regional x regional centres for social work compete on nat.calls
No sources available.
Sources of finance
Stakeholders' list
Federal/national Government of the RS / Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities / Institute for Social Protection / Social chamber / Health insurance institute of Slovenia / Ministry of Health
Regional Reginal centres for social work
Inter-communal Centres for Social Work
Local municipalities / Centres for Social Work (local) / service providers / end users
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