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Substitute families for pensioners may appear in Belarus

Substitute families for pensioners may appear in Belarus. This is a new kind of social care for Belarus. In such a family, volunteers and non-profit organizations take care of an elderly person.

In this case, a contract is concluded, where all the conditions for guardianship are stipulated. For example, such contracts provide for residence conditions.

Belarusian MPs offer to conduct such care on a reimbursable basis.

Tatiana Starinskaya, member of the Standing Committee on Labor and Social Affairs of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus:
Perhaps this will be like part-time job (0.25 of working day). After contractual obligations are defined, the elderly will be supervised by a social institution, for example in the person's home.

A reception room could become an alternative to a substitute family. For now the relevant bill has not yet been finalized. It is actively discussed in the parliament.

Substitute families for pensioners may appear in Belarus