More Russian regions involved in new format for social services
Almost twice as many Russian regions to implement the government’s Social Order
The federal Social Order was signed by Mikhail Mishustin, Chairman of the Russian Government, and relates to a pilot project for providing social services to citizens in a new format. Organisations taking part in the programme will be able to receive State support and can be both CSOs and businesses.
The project involves organisations that work in the social services sector (except for hospitals) and are engaged in health spa treatment, palliative care, creating the best conditions for the development of the tourism industry, sports training and promoting employment opportunities among the population.
Sixteen regions initially took part in the project, with a further 13 having since joined. Among them are: Adygea, Bashkortostan, Karelia, Yakutia, Chuvashia, Perm District, Vologda, Kostroma, Kursk, Pskov, Sakhalin and Ulyanovsk and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District. In these regions, it will be possible to use other ways of organising social service provision, namely issuing certificates and holding competitions.
“The main goals are to improve the quality and accessibility of social services and to create a competitive market so that people have a wide choice of organisations from which they can receive such services”, explained Mishustin.
A list of the regions is included in the government Order.
The Social Order was adopted in July 2020.