Taking into account European tendencies of implementing community-based social services, Latvia has started deinstitutionalization (DI) process that will be implemented by all Planning Regions. VPR has started implementation and is naming tthis project VIDZEME INCLUDES. The main aim of the project is to increase community-based social services.

Plan of deinstitutionalization will be developed and implemented during the project. The plan will contain three components: assessment of current situation, recommendations for optimal and sustainable development of existing social services and suggestions for the transformation of social care institutions.    

“Vidzeme includes” focuses on the society’s most vulnerable groups of people.