|Project title||CommunitySpace – meeting and dating for elderly and people living with diasabilities|
|Thematic area||Provision of welfare and basic service to vulnerable groups|
|Name of the organization||AfterNoon Foundation|
|Postal address||1093 Budapest, Közraktár utca 22.|
|Phone||+36 30 975 0800, +36 20 927 0455|
|Project manager||Szőkéné dr. Bresztovszky Edit|
|Project timeframe||August 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2016|
|Amount of support||20,340 €|
There is a very large group of lonely people above 40 years old and single-living disabled people. According to data from 2011, there are more than one million people aged over 40, living alone. 16.6% of the population have chronic diseases, 70% of them are aged over 50. The Afternoon Association operates an anonym help-line, targeting the above social groups. Their problems are mainly due to painful loneliness and their desire for social and love relationships.
The aim of the project is to ease the isolation and painful loneliness of the target group, therefore improving the quality of their life.
The creation of a dating website will offer free, secure, interactive meeting opportunities with additional functions (phone help-line, personal meeting space) that supports the creation of social bonds.
The project offers professional development opportunity for the volunteers of the Afternoon Association, while partnering organizations will be able to offer a new service needed by many of their members as well.