Newsletter 3 -8 January 2017
- We need to establish a generally accessible system of public monitoring of persons in need - appealed Deputy CHR Krzysztof Olkowicz at the press conference held at the CHR Office and focused e.g. on the situation of persons affected by the homelessness crisis [more].
On 15 January, the 25th Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity was held. This year, the income from the action will support life-saving and healthcare equipment at general pediatric wards, and will contribute to decent health care for seniors. The items donated for the auction included a medal commemorating the 1050 anniversary of Christianity in Poland, donated by Adam Bodnar, and a Christmas tree ball ornament hand-made by the CHR Office employees [link to the auction].
The CHR’s main activities to support senior persons: www.rpo.gov.pl/pl/content/osoby-starsze
The publication System wsparcia dla osób starszych w środowisku zamieszkania [Community support system for senior persons] may help all those who take decisions influencing public space design and the provision of public-sector services.
Starting from January 2017, the Commissioner for Human Rights and the Financial Ombudsman shall carry out a joint information action in nine Polish cities: Bydgoszcz, Częstochowa, Gdańsk, Katowice, Kielce, Lublin, Słupsk, Szczecin and Wrocław. The first meeting was held in Wrocław on 13 January. Details and dates of individual meetings are available at rpo.gov.pl
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