Applications for the Elderly Support Program (YADES 2023), which will evaluate the projects to be prepared by the municipalities to protect, support and facilitate the lives of older persons, have started.
The Ministry of Family and Social Services continues its efforts to increase the number of services provided to older persons and to diversify them according to needs in Türkiye, where the elderly population rate is approaching 10 percent.
In the provision of services for older persons, in addition to institutional care services, alternative protective and preventive service models such as "home care" and "day care" are being generalized. Projects are carried out to develop day care and home care support services, which are the primary preferences of older persons and their relatives.
39 million TL financial support was provided in 7 years
In this context, YADES, which started to be implemented in 2016 and continued with the resources transferred from the general budget, aims to raise awareness in the field of ageing, to support older persons in their home environment and to support their participation in social life by activating local dynamics.
In 7 years, 39 million TL financial support was provided to protect and support people over the age of 65 and to facilitate the lives of those in need of bio-psycho-social care by performing the necessary care in the places where they live.
In this context, 111 thousand 559 older persons were reached in 76 thousand 497 households with 61 projects carried out in 35 municipalities in 7 years.
The Ministry of Family and Social Services allocated 6 million 205 thousand TL for YADES this year.
With the resources transferred from the general budget, YADES, which is the first support program with the largest budget in the field of ageing, encourages older persons to age without leaving their families and the environment they are used to, their active participation in all areas of social life, and their active and healthy ageing.
Project proposals will be submitted to the governorships until February 26
Within the scope of YADES 2023 program, an appropriation of 6 million 205 thousand TL will be used for projects to be prepared by municipalities and proposed by governorships within the scope of procedures and principles determined by the Ministry.
The duration of the projects to be prepared by the municipalities will be one year. Approved projects will be implemented by municipalities, and inspections will be carried out through governorships.
The municipalities that will apply to the program must submit their project proposals to the governorships until February 26, 17:00.