Emilia-Romagna Regional Authority - Department for Social Policy has expertise in the promotion of social policies and opportunities for people and families in coordination with the policies for the longterm care. It also deals with education policy for children and adolescents and immigration policies, with particular reference to the reception and social integration of immigrants, for the development of voluntary associations and of third sector. It has expertise in preventing and reducing conditions of need and in contrasting poverty. The political action of the Region, through its guidance and planning documents, has always tried to reconcile economic growth and social cohesion by encouraging the development of a system of enterprises supported by a widespread and complex network of social and home care services. From the point of view of the Single Regional Policy, whose reference policy guidelines were outlined in the SPD (Single Programming Document) for the 2007-2013 period, one of its 10 founding goals consists in building a new community welfare: the construction of an integrated system of social, health and social and healthcare services to respond to new people’s changing needs. The same PTR (Regional Territorial Plan) identifies social cohesion as an undisputed pillar of regional policies. The Regional Health and Social Plan (PSSR) intends to establish an idea of community welfare addressed to citizens’ welfare, based on a strong guarantee provided by the "public sector" and, at the same time, of decision-making processes, programming and implementation processes of health and social services and actions, with the deep involvement of civil society organizations, social partners, third sector, including the same people and families who need support and care. Confirming and extending the social fabric cohesion is one of the priorities that guides the setting of all territorial welfare. It is supported by the assumption of full responsibility by the public sector and with the recognition of the public function performed by civil society organisations, who are called to participate in the planning and setting of health and social planning priorities.
The silver Steps project : It is a periodic survey on the quality of life in people with more than 65 years later being extended nationwide. He is currently in the design phase of an experimental study involving different Italian regions, coordinated by the region of Umbria on the financing of the Ministry of health. Funding is limited and covers only the development of the instrument and the training of trainers. The National Institute of health provides a methodological and technical support.
Project "AscoltaLIbri" which provides the opportunity to listen to the elderly home-residence hosted or day care center, "audio books";
The Emilia Romagna Region and the NET-Age Project
The elderly residents of Emilia-Romagna at 1 January 2011 are over 986 thousand, accounting for 22.3% of the total regional population. The population has aged and more than 65enne of Emilia-Romagna consists of:45% people healthy and low risk of disease, corresponding to an estimate of over 435 000 people in the region. Among the ultra 74enni the percentage of people in good health falls to 28%.25% people healthy but at risk of illness and frailty, amounting to an estimated 240 million people in the region, without major differences by age-classes (28% among 65-74enni and 23% among the ultra 74enni).18% people with signs of fragility, amounting to an estimated 174 thousand people; This group is most represented among the ultra 74enni (31% versus 6% of 65-74enni). People with signs of fragility can be divided into two groups: with signs of fragility (10%) and with definite signs of fragility (8%), they are estimated to be 77 thousand.12% persons with disabilities, amounting to an estimated 116 million people, with major differences by age-classes (4% among 65-74enni and 18% among the ultra 74enni). Within this group are the partially disabled (10%) and totally disabled (2%), the latter is estimated to be 19 thousand. The collaboration with volunteering associations has to be improved and NET-Age project represents a real opportunity in the achievement of this goal.
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