A lower risk of poverty or social exclusion, in particular among children


The Poles are better off – this fact is confirmed both by the statistics (inter alia: Central Statistical Office of Poland (GUS), Eurostat) and international rankings. In 2016, nearly 6.5 million persons were still at risk of relative poverty in Poland. Their number decreased by 872 thousand a year after. The situation of children has improved significantly. The number of those benefiting from social aid has decreased as well.



Fighting against poverty on all fronts


Poland records the greatest decrease in the risk of poverty or social exclusion in the European Union.


Opening of the Community Self-Help Home in Krzyszczynka


Minister Elżbieta Rafalska took part in the opening of the Community Self-Help Home in Krzyszczynka in the Lubuskie Voivodeship.


Shelters underway for homeless people, complete with care services


Introduction of homeless people shelter with care services as an additional type of facility, the possibility of sheltering a homeless p


Community Self-Help Houses needed in every district


Minister Rafalska together with Władysław Dajczak, Lubuskie Province Governor took part in the official opening of the Community Self-Help House in Strzelce Krajeńskie.


Wider support from the Food Assistance


From the new year, more people will be able to benefit from food assistance under the 2014-2020 Food Assistance Operational Programme. The changes were introduced after consultation with the Programme Implementation Advisory Team.


The holiday of social workers


“Social worker is a profession that requires heart, it is mission and a service,” Prime Minister Beata Szydło said on the Social Worker Day. 21 November is the holiday of all workers of social services, and in particular of social workers. 


Awards for social workers


On 23 November, Minister of Family, Labour and Social Policy, Elżbieta Rafalska, presented awards and distinctions for outstanding, innovative solutions in social assistance. Awards are presented each year in connection with the Social Worker Day celebrated on 21 November.


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