The project aims at reducing the residential, social and economic disparities between the Pata Rât community, consisting of disadvantaged families (mostly Roma) and the majority population of Cluj-Napoca and combating the risk of social exclusion in the case of other poor families in the Cluj metropolitan area.
The main target group consists of 780 persons at risk of poverty and social exclusion (of which 680 from the marginalised urban area Pata Rat and 30 people from less precarious and uncertain housing areas), as well as 840 children and young people at risk of dropping out of school (aged 0 to 15 years, respectively between 16 and 24 years old). Total: 1,620 beneficiaries.
Project activities include providing integrated social services (i.e., facilitating access to decent housing, facilitating access to social benefits and /or employment on the labour market, obtaining ID papers, non-formal activities at the Community Social Centre for +16 year old people, aiming to develop independent living skills), medical services (a minimal package of health services for the beneficiaries not registered in the health insurance system, enroll children from Pata Rât on a family doctor registry, support groups for women/young women/ teenage mothers with regard to the pre and post-natal period, as well as to new-born child care, prevention campaigns); educational services (socio-emotional development sessions for children, sessions for teachers aiming at raising awareness to children''s needs and support, providing mentoring activities and private lessons for children within the community resource hub).
Within the project, 63 social housing will be purchased for 61 families from Pata Rât and two apartments for emergency situations and a replicable resettlement methodology and continuous support to resettled families will be developed.