Banska Bystrica Self-Governing Region (BBSK) is one of the eight self-governing regions in Slovakia. The inhabitants of the region directly elect the President of the region and the regional council. Administratively, BBSK is divided into 13 districts and 516 municipalities.

Areas of Intervention

  • Children and young people
  • Homeless
  • Older people 
  • People with physical disabilities
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Mental health
  • Public Health
  • People who are socially vulnerable
  • Victims of domestic abuse
  • Counteracting and supporting victims of gender-based violence
  • Migrants
  • Social Integration
  • Recipients of care

Responsibilities/ Services

  • Providing social services
  • Transformation of care models
  • Promotion of systemic change
  • Role of the social worker
  • Integration of technological tools
  • Issuing of guidelines and policies for the district’s councils
  • Capacity building and training
  • Professional training
  • Conducting inspections
  • Management of public nursing homes and day centres for older people
  • Home care services for older and dependent people
  • Consulting services and specialised studies for local governments regarding older people facilities
  • Child protection
  • Assistance in cases of energy poverty
  • Financial support
  • Fostering cooperation with non-governmental organisations and the promotion of social volunteering.
  • Research/ identifying and monitoring of social problems
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