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Poland to spend more on disabled persons and their carers

"In 2021, outlays on assistance for disabled persons and their carers will reach PLN 29.63 billion (EUR 6.6 billion), up by 91 percent from 2015," Morawiecki told a joint press conference with the family and social policy minister on Tuesday.
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Mateusz Morawiecki, the Polish prime minister, has announced that, in 2021, spending on assistance for people with disabilities and their carers will grow by 91 percent from 2015.

“In 2021, outlays on assistance for disabled persons and their carers will reach PLN 29.63 billion (EUR 6.6 billion), up by 91 percent from 2015,” Morawiecki told a joint press conference with the family and social policy minister on Tuesday.

In 2015, spending on aid for disabled people totalled PLN 15.5 billion (EUR 3.4 billion).

The prime minister stated that, during its sitting on Tuesday, the government had approved a Strategy for Disabled People in 2021-2030.

“(…) we have to help disabled people so that they can participate in the fullest possible degree in social and professional life. This is the fundamental proof of the effectiveness and reliability of our politics in this field,” Morawiecki said.

In October 2018, Poland launched an Accessibility Plus programme designed to improve the quality of life of disabled people and ensuring their independence. Poland has also launched a pro-life project directed to families bringing up disabled children.

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