Contemporary Research on Organization Management and Administration
Vol. 2021, 9 (2)
ISSN (online) 2335-7959
Pages: 84-99

Gintarė Sabaliauskienė, Branch of Burbiškis group life home in Anykščiai social care home, Lithuania
Laura Gardziulevičienė, Let's Help Children Association, Lithuania

Status: Published
Full paper link: CROMA_2021_9_2_84-99.pdf

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Purpose – the aim of this article is to reveal the importance of inter-institutional cooperation in the context of social inclusion of people with disabilities.

Design/methodology/approach – the qualitative research aimed to investigate the possibilities and practice of inter-institutional cooperation in Anykščiai district municipality. The results of the research are related to the conditions of social inclusion in the community of the research location – the Anykščiai district. Qualitative research was conducted using the method of structured and expert interviews. A research questionnaire was prepared for the expert interviews. The expert survey was conducted via a face-to-face interview.

Findings – interinstitutional cooperation is important on both personal and institutional levels. The more actors are involved in aid processes, the more successful the development of social inclusion is. Successful cooperation develops the independence of a person with a psychosocial disability, improves the person’s opportunities in the labor market. Creating a socially inclusive environment for people with psychosocial disabilities requires involvement and cooperation of various service providers.

Research limitations/implications – the article discusses the social service organizations providing services for people with psychosocial disabilities in Anykščiai district, but not in the whole country.

Practical implications – the results of this study can be useful for the government and municipalities in making management decisions that would strengthen inter-institutional cooperation to improve social inclusion of people with psychosocial disabilities.

Originality/Value – the importance of the necessity for cooperation between the non-governmental sector institutions and the community to achieve social inclusion in the community for people with psychosocial disabilities is not discussed widely enough in scientific research. This article aims to fill in this gap.

Keywords: interinstitutional cooperation, community, psychosocial disability, social inclusion.

Research type: research paper.

JEL classification: L2, Y9, I38, H1.

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