Natasa Todorovic, expert associate of the Red Cross of Serbia, spoke at two regional meetings last week, presenting the project “Addressing and preventing care needs through innovative community care centres (I-CCC).

The project was first presented at the IV Regional Social Academy of the IRIS network, organized by the Association „Na pola puta“ from Pancevo. As the theme of this year’s academy was „Deinstitutionalization and development of community services for different users (children, persons with disabilities, older persons)”, the presentation of the I-CCC project was part of the presentation of good practices on the second day of the meeting, October 21, and was of great interest to participants from Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia and Albania.

The second meeting was held in Vrnjacka Banja and online, on October 22, organized by the Special Hospital Merkur and within the project Social Innovation for Integrated Health Care of Ageing Population in ADRION Regions (SI4CARE). During this meeting, Natasa Todorovic presented the I-CCC project as part of a broader presentation on the work of the Red Cross of Serbia, aimed at protecting and preserving mental health. Talking points included activities related to psychological first aid and psychosocial support related to responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition, a detailed presentation of the innovative work within the project was given.

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