Changes in the law of social services have been accepted

Efforts of LChrA during 10 years have achieved excellent results in the political field. In May 7, 2009, Parliament of Latvia accepted (with 84 votes out of 100) Changes in the Law of Social services (reg. br. 1060/Lp) which opens up new positive perspectives for further development of Social charity work in Latvia. Now the changed version of p. 1 states that “Social charity work is analogous to Social work and its goal is to help individuals, families, groups or society in general to regain their ability to function socially and spiritually”. New redaction has been accepted also for the p. 45: “The work of both Social charity worker and Social worker is aimed at practical solution for social problems of an individual, improvement of their quality of life, inclusion in society, ability to help himself or herself”.