Councilor The City of Prague approved the “Local Aid Places” program with the aim of creating a Prague-wide network of parking spaces that can be legally used for public benefit purposes …
… primarily for the purpose of providing low-threshold mobile services of a medical, social and charitable nature.
The network of low-threshold services in the capital is historically insufficient, existing facilities are unevenly distributed and their capacity is overloaded. The capital city proposes to solve this problem in the medium term of the implementation of the optimal network of addictology services in the capital. m of Prague and the continuing development of low-threshold day centers for homeless people. In the short term, they are to increase the local availability of mobile services, in the field of addictology these are specially adapted ambulances, in the case of services for the homeless they are mainly mobile food and material aid dispensers.
The “Local Aid Points” program represents a system of agreed parking spaces for mobile services on roads and land managed by the Technical Administration of Roads of the Capital City of Prague. m of Prague, which will be used in accordance with the pre-set rules, and their operation will be discussed with the city districts. In parking spaces, they will use low-threshold services at predetermined times and under conditions.
“Given the current lack of low-threshold stone services, I consider the provision of social and health services, including material and food assistance through mobile points, to be a temporary and flexible solution to help ensure the availability of services until other low-threshold stone centers open throughout the city. I believe that the security this will bring to field service providers will support their difficult work. Improving services with these services will benefit both the clients themselves and the protection of all Praguers, as the assistance available will help solve a number of problems, such as protecting public health from infectious diseases, “said Milena John, Councilor for Social Policy and Health.
“Placing stone low-threshold facilities is complicated. Ambulances with the possibility of testing, vaccination and treatment, vehicles with social counseling, mobile contact centers with food delivery or efficient future and mobile showers are flexible options. As the SANANIM Field Program, we issued more than 30,000 respirators as part of an ambulance at Central Station in 2021, tested more than 1,000 people, and vaccinated more than 300 people against covid-19. To develop this effective prevention, we would need space in the provision of services, which will be created thanks to the Local Aid Places program, “said Aleš Herzog, head of SANANIM field programs.
“The NADĚJE field program in the territory of the capital city of Prague ensures the provision of mobile social services, currently in the territory of eight city districts. The advantage of this service is its availability in places where people need it, the ability to respond flexibly to change and the ability to deal with emergencies, such as testing and vaccination in connection with the covid-19 pandemic, distribution of protective equipment, etc. The service is important for both the client himself, as well as in terms of prevention for Praguers, which unfortunately few of our fellow citizens are aware of. The development of services is necessary until a network of low-threshold stone day centers is provided, “added Aleš Strnad, head of these field programs at NADĚJE.