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About Asociația Lumina

Lumina Association was founded in 1998 by the foundation Cry in the Dark – UK and is a charitable Christian organization whose mission is to help those in need regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion etc. and conducted two projects:

Hospice Casa Albert, located in Luncani Sat, Com. Mărgineni, jud.Bacau, debuted in 2006 with the vision to improve significantly the quality of life of children and young adults with limited life expectancy.

Residential Center “Light House” means “home” for 22 young people with special needs, located in Comăneşti. This project started in 1998 and his vision was and remains, to make a difference in the lives of these young people by providing medical, social, psychological, emotional and spiritual.

General Directorate of Social Assistance and Child Protection Bacau (D.G.A.S.P.C.) is the institution that provides assistance and support for children, families, single people, the elderly, the needy, abused, marginalized or disabled. Together with our partners, nongovernmental organizations, foundations, hospitals, we are close to those who need help.

Institution formed on the basis of H. G. 1434/2004, by merging the General Directorate for Child Protection Bacau and Bacau County Department of Social Welfare, former State Regional Inspectorate for Persons with Disabilities.

EEA Grants dates back to 1994 when the EEA Agreement entered into force, which resulted in increased funding, but also the geographic area of operation. EEA brings together the Member States of the European Union (EU) and 3 of the EFTA States (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), in an internal market based on free movement of goods, persons, services and capital.

Grants in 2004-2009 EEA and Norway Grants and expanded relationships with the enlargement of the EU in 2004, the year in which joined the EU and European Economic Area (EEA) 10 states. Bulgaria and Romania to the European Union led to a further extension in 2007 of the EEA and Norway Grants.

The purpose of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism is to help reduce economic and social disparities in the European Economic Area and to enhance cooperation between the State donor (Norway) and the beneficiary states through the proposed priority sectors. In 2009-2014, 16 countries benefited from fiinanţatră worth 1.798 billion euros, Romania has received funding by a total of 115,20 million. The main areas covered are: social inclusion (with a focus on Roma communities), socio-economic, gender equality, poverty reduction, community development and education.


About “Palliative Care-Integrated Measures for Social Inclusion” Project

Lumina Association in partnership with D.G.A.S.P.C. Bacau working for the adoption of a new methodology at national level.

The project ,,Care Paliative – Integrated Social Inclusion Measures” implemented by Lumina Association in partnership with the General Directorate for Social Assistance and Child Protection (D.G.A.S.P.C.) Bacau, will run from March 2015- April 2016.

The project is 925.854,25 lei, of which 833.268,83 lei financing through RO10-choral program financed by the EEA Grants 2009-2014 managed by the Social Development and the Romanian lei 92.585,42 cofinancing from the Lumina Association.

Palliative Care-Integrated Measures for Social Inclusion is a project funded with financial support of the RO10-CORAI, 2009-2014 EEA Grants funded program managed by the Romanian Social Development Fund.

Its purpose aims to increase access to palliative care for children and young people who belong to groups vulnerable to social exclusion and the counties of Bacau, Roman and Vaslui.

300 professionals from social services (social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists, occupational therapists, social referent, personnel providing direct services: social workers, educators) will follow an integrated program of training: training, job shadowing and coaching, which will lead to the development of skills for providing quality palliative care services.

500 students, future professionals in social services will be involved in an information campaign and events such ,, Open Day “.

One lobbying and advocacy campaign for the adoption of a new standard methodologies on assisting children and young people from vulnerable groups who need palliative care, by 12 providers of social services in Romania.

During deployment, respectively, April 2015-April 2016 will target 888 direct beneficiaries, including children, young people with diseases palliative and their family, but also specialists in social services that will need to be trained in accordance with a methodology accurate targeting care and counseling of these vulnerable groups.

Project Activities Summary “Palliative Care-Integrated Measures for Social Inclusion”

  • 340 persons have completed specialist training program (training, job shadowing and coaching) and gained new knowledge and specific skills (working with children and young people belonging to vulnerable groups who need palliative care);
  • 1 Methodology in Social Work was developed and sent to D.G.A.S.P.C. nationwide to be tested;
  • There were initiated 6 lobbying actions to promote the methodology in palliative care assistance;
  • 90 policy makers, representatives of D.G.A.S.P.C. nationwide, they attended the National Conference ,,Palliative care, Challenges and Benefits “, Bacau organized on April 7 to 8, 2016;
  • 11 events 500 prospective information specialist (nurses, physiotherapists, etc.)

Project Follow-up: COERENT Plus

The activities of this project include:

a) 200 professionals from social assistance across the country, employees in D.G.A.S.P.C. or other organizations providing social services or palliative care, and volunteers who provide volunteer hours in these institutions will be included in the formation;

b) 12 professionals with different profiles, the decision makers in ADMINISTRATION DGASPC with team trainers and the project manager will be a network of advisers in implementing the work methodology in palliative care social assistance in order to facilitate access other institutions to use the methodology.