Newsletter 16 - 22 January 2017
The amendment of the regulations on social assistance has resulted in a situation in which shelters for the homeless may accept only persons capable of self-care, whose health condition poses no risk to health and lives of other residents of the facility. Rigorous application of the principle may hamper the provision of effective assistance to homeless persons, which is particularly dangerous during periods of frost. The CHR intervened in the matter before the Minister of Family, Social Policy and Labour [more].
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