|Project title||Information Points Network|
|Thematic area||Provision of welfare and basic service to vulnerable groups|
|Name of the organization||Hand is Hand Foundation|
|Postal address||1093 Budapest, Lónyay u. 19.|
|Project manager||Pordán Ákos|
|Project timeframe||November 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||53,583 €|
People living with disabilities and their families often lack information about their rights in the health and social care system. One of the reasons is the lack of an information system that is easily available, effective and transparent for them. The Information Points Network to be created in the frame of the project will fill this deficit in disadvantaged micro-regions of five Counties. The collection and distribution of information and the development of the network will be efficient because every step is made with the involvement of the local NGOs and mentors. The participation of the civil organisations will ensure the synchronisation of viewpoints, information and needs that would have been neglected otherwise. The collected information will reach the involved families through the active participation of 25 mentors. The network will also develop the strength of the advocacy and the cooperation of individuals and the local NGOs, since the network can initiate changes that are beyond the capacities of individuals and separate organisations. The initiative will reach 5000 people who will access previously not available services and opportunities, therefore their quality of life improves.