(September 23, 2022)
The representative of the Pardubice region approved the distribution of additional subsidies for social services from the general budget. That should calm down the situation in the services. This year, the provider of these services had it complicated by the fact that at the beginning of the year there was a provisional budget, and then the amount was distributed to social services, which was not needed.
From the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, the Pardubice region received additional financing in the amount of 152 million crowns, together with the previous state subsidies, this year it is 1.182 billion crowns for social services. Thanks to external subsidies, we were able to support the development of the capacities of childcare services and personal assistance so that the demand for these services was at least partially covered, said Pavel Otola, councilor for the social welfare and non-profit sector of the Pardubice region.
This year, the situation in social services is significantly affected by a number of extraneous facts, such as the situation in Ukraine, in addition to energy prices and overall inflation. The associated costs and financial unpredictability do not contribute to the stability of social services. First, in order to increase stability in services, the Pardubice region introduced a comprehensive financial service a few years ago, where the provider knows how much money the region will receive from the region’s budget each year, for a period of two years.