Legal and psychological support for elderly living alone in St. Petersburg (Оказание консультационной поддержки (юридической и психологической) одиноким пожилым людям, проживающим в Санкт-Петербурге, и)

Russian Federation
Implemented by: 
Local public organization "Center Radomir" (Санкт-Петербургская общественная организация по гармоничному развитию семьи личности «Центр «РАДОМИРА»)
Relevant MIPAA Issues: 
I-7 (Income security, social protection/social security and poverty prevention)
III-1 (Housing and the living environment)

In 2012, the Center provided legal and psychological telephone counselling for older persons in St. Petersburg and conducted 8 seminars on inheritance, family, housing, and pension legislation. A total of 354 psychological and legal telephone calls were received and personal offline consultations were made as follow-up with 42 individuals with psychological needs and 47 individuals with legal needs. The Center also published 500 brochures to raise public awareness on these topics. Initially, participation from older persons was low, but with help of local social service centers, the Center was able to reach 410 persons aged 60 to 88 by the end of the project.