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Dom Pomocy Spolecznej w Gdyni

Dom Pomocy Spolecznej w Gdyni

ul. Pawia 31, 81-078, Gdynia, Poland

http://dps-gdynia.pl/ - +48 58 622 06 24

description of organisation

Dom Pomocy Społecznej (Social Welfare Home) is an organizational unit of the City of Gdynia, financed in the form of budgetary unit.

The task of Dom Pomocy Społecznej is to provide residents with the full time care and to meet their essential needs: living needs, nursery needs and provide support in accordance with applicable standards, and to enable inhabitants to properly take advantage of the health services. The inhabitants are between 50 and 100 years old, a lot of them with disabilities and/or other diseases.

Dom Pomocy Społecznej has 79 sleeping places, including the single and double rooms and 17 sleeping places in the rooms for 3-4 residents - for those requiring increased medical care. This beautifully designed house with a garden is a unique place for a worthy life. The house is equipped with residents’ rooms, a large dining room, common-room, meeting day-care room, rehabilitation, occupational therapy and a chapel. The building also has a cafeteria, where Residents will be happy to spend their free time. The health condition of the inhabitants is appropriately supervised by a qualified staff. We cooperate with family doctors, we also carry out visits in specialized clinics. Residents can develop abilities, skills and pursue their dreams during classes in Occupational Therapy. This kind of therapy involve a.o. bibliotherapy, sociotherapy, musicotherapy, arttherapy. We guide 7 thematic group: IT group, movie, DIY ("do it yourself"), logic games, book club, gardening and praying.

Cultural-educational instructors provide them with all the entertainment, and therapists care about the health of the inhabitants of the house. Social workers help dealing with personal matters as well as formal and legal matters at the office. Both the decor and the domestic atmosphere of the house allow its residents to feel like in one’s own home, what they often confirm. In the garden surrounding the building the arbor (with a barbecue and a pond inside) was built, which is often used for outdoor events. Residents also have the ability to partake different kinds of trips and sightseeing tours organized by our Home.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Economic obstacles

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Social Welfare Home in Gdynia
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2018 to Sep 2019
01/10/2018 - 30/09/2019
25/07/2018 closed

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
Receiving31/12/2020
PIC no: 916361038 | Last updated on 09/02/19

Organisation topics

Creativity and culture

Pedagogy and didactics

Disabilities - special needs