“Elderly and Mental Health Rights” Project: This Project is supported by the Grow Civic Programme financed by the European Union. In the northern part of the island, there is no “legal regulations” that regulates the elderly care homes hence, there is a serious confusion about who is responsible from the approval and inspection of these homes. Under this project, the Association of Elderly Rights and Mental Health will conduct a situational analysis of the elderly care homes and the mental hospital through a field survey.

The project aims to bring together all relevant stakeholders from civil, public and private sectors and contribute to the improvement of “legal regulations” on residential care homes for the elderly including their physical structure, staff capacity and regular inspection of these homes. In addition the project will identify the problems of people with mental health issues (such as schizophrenia, bipolar personality disorder, etc.), and will help to build a social support mechanisms for the patitents and their families.

Furthermore it will organize seminars and activities for raising public awareness on rights of elderly individuals and people with mental health issues…