Support for social rehabilitation services for disabled persons in communities
The goal of this support scheme is to diminish social exclusion of disabled persons and improve
their social integration by encouraging organisations to provide social rehabilitation services that
would increase self-sufficiency of the disabled persons and aIlow them to participate in culturai
and sports activities. Development of the art competences of the disabled, by encouraging them
to take part in art collectives and clubs, is one of the main strands of support under this support
This support scheme has been in force since 2011 following the implementation plan for the
National Programme for Disabled Persons' Integration 2010-2012. One caIl for projects has
been organised so far: LTL 1,793,860 has been assigned from the state budget for projects which
develop the art competences of disabled persons; to date 10,000 disabled persons have taken part
in project activities.
The Department for the Affairs of the Disabled at the Ministry of Social Security and Labour
introduced this measure and is responsible for its implementation.