Latvian Samaritan Society-alternative services regarding home care in rural districts

Background
Name of your initiative: 
Latvian Samaritan Society-alternative services regarding home care in rural districts
Short name (acronym): 
Website title and address: 
Latvian Samaritan Society
Which organization is submitting this initiative?: 
KULDIGA MUNICIPAL AGENCY “THE SOCIAL SERVICE”
Please specify in which regions/provinces: 
LATVIJALATVIJA
City: 
Kuldīga
Where is this organization located?: 
Latvia
Please enter the name of the contact person for this initiative: 
Ineta Eņģele
Please enter the email of the contact for this initiative: 
ineta.engele@kuldiga.lv
Part of larger strategy or programme: 
National
If you answered "other", please specify: 
Please provide us with more details of this programme or strategy: 
"Latvian Samaritan Association" offers services that help to live.They provide services for elderly, disadvantaged and disabled citizens like home care, night shelters, specialized transport services, assistants, medical help etc.
The status of the initiative: 
On-going
Please give a summary of your initiative (in English): 
Availability of health care in rural districts is a serious issue in Latvia. Samaritan Society with the support of local municipalities offers Samaritan home care for elderly and disabled citizens in rural districts.
The geographical scope: 
National
Type of initiative: 
Public
Environment or setting of the initiative: 
Rural
The economic environment or setting of the initiative: 
Poor
The most important source of funding for your initiative: 
Regional funding
If other, please specify your source of funding: 
What triggered this initiative?: 
KULDIGA MUNICIPAL AGENCY “THE SOCIAL SERVICE”
Objectives
What are the main objectives of your initiative? Choose a maximum of 3 objectives.: 
Housing: increase the number of older people living independentlyCommunity support and health services: increase in client-oriented and -centered made to measure health and social care and servicesTransportation: increase in transport suitable for older people
Please describe any subgoals of your initiative: 
Home care services, opportunity for older people live independently.
Target group
Does your initiative target people with a specific impairment or disease?: 
Yes
How many people have you reached or do you expect to reach with your initiative?: 
25 - 100
Does your initiative target a specific age group?: 
65 - 7980+
Does your initiative target men or women?: 
Irrelevant
Approach
Please indicate what best describes your initiative: 
ImplementationPhysical adaptationsImplementationTechnologyResearchInnovation/action/applied
What type of intervention strategy is used in your initiative?: 
AdvocacyMedia campaignUser-empowerment and participation
Please indicate the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of your initiative: 
Not applicable
Who executes the initiative: 
Health service contractersOtherNon-governmental organisationPrimary health care providersGeneral practitionerPrimary health care providersNursePrimary health care providersOtherProvider of informal careProvider of preventive careProvider of social service
What is the relevant physical scale of your initiative?: 
BuildingIn a care settingBuildingIn a different setting, please specifyBuildingIn a residential settingNeighbourhoodResidential settingRegional levelRoomIn a different setting, please specifyRoomIn a residential setting
Please indicate how you think your initiative could be scaled up (made to reach more people): 
Publish information in local newspaper, carry out questionaires among elderly, disadvantaged citizens
Please indicate the type of stakeholders concerned with your initiative.: 
Health service contractersOtherNon-governmental organisationPrimary health care providersGeneral practitionerPrimary health care providersNursePrimary health care providersOtherProvider of social service
Please describe how you think your initiative could be transferred to other regions or contexts: 
Submit information in mass media and internet
Is your initiative economically sustainable and does it contribute to economic development?: 
Yes
If you selected "other" neighbourhood, please specify:: 
Impact & outcome
Will you collect or have you collected outcome data for this initiative?: 
Yes
What do you consider the key success factors of your initiative? If your initiative has not yet started, please indicate what you expect the key success factors to be: 
To provide health care and social care services for as many elderly, disadvantaged, disabled people as possible in rural districts
What do you consider the main barriers to overcome in your initiative? If your initiative has not yet started, please indicate what you expect the main barriers to be.: 
Lack of structural funding, there might be a change in legislation
What instruments will you use/have used to collect data?: 
Adult Social Care Outcome Toolkit (ASCOT) measureOther, namely
If you selected "other" instrument to collect data, please specify: 
If yes, how will you/have you collected those data?: 
Feasibility studyObservational studiesQualitative evaluation
Will you collect or have collected socio-economic impact data for this initiative?: 
No
Will or are the collected data in the initiative publicly available?: 
Yes