Ostrava Community Center
The construction of the Community Centre (the facility of Social Services) for the targeted group of people with serious physical or combined disabilities. The construction of the Community Centre Ostrava, in the Municipality of Mariánské Hory and Hulváky, was ceremonially started by the placement and consecration of a foundation stone on the 1st of August 2011.
The project preparations were initiated mainly by demands of future clients and their parents.
The construction of the Community Centre will be co-funded from the European Union funds within the Regional Operating Programme of cohesion Moravia-Silesia. It is one of the biggest European investments from ROP Moravia-Silesia in the area of social services taking place in the period 2007 – 2013. The new complex of buildings will offer modern facilities of the kind that is still missing not only in Ostrava, but in the entire Moravian-Silesian region.
The facility is determined for disabled people – with serious physical or combined disabilities, when they finish their compulsory basic school education, or after their finalisation of work-related training.
The Community Centre Ostrava will consist of the two basic operations: a day (short-term) stays facility and supported accommodation, where the users’ rights for privacy will be respected. The housing in apartments (as homes for disabled people) for 18 year olds and short-term temporary accommodation – services making life easier for both children and adults, who are usually in family care, with the capacity of 6 beds. The day facility will serve to 54 people and allow self-fulfilment outside homes to the targeted group and clients living in the apartments and utilising the services. The facility will have up to 39 employees.
It will be placed in three housing blocks mutually interconnected by a connecting corridor. Each block will consist of six units having a single bed each and one (the seventh) unit with two beds utilised for the making life easier services. There will be also common rooms like, for example, a kitchen, a dining room, a living area, hygienic facilities with assistance, an office, and the background facilities for the personnel. The apartment spaces will be divided into an entry part, a bathroom with WC, and a living room with a kitchenette.
Day stay facility
The day stay facility, for seriously disabled people 16 to 64 years old, will be placed to the left from the entrance hall. The day stay facility will allow self-fulfilment outside home to the targeted group and it will also regularly offer professional rehabilitation to the age category from 1 to 64 year olds.
The original European subsidy was about 80.5 million Czech crowns and the project’s additional funds will come from resources of the Statutory City of Ostrava. A part of the project – the construction of one apartment block, will be fully funded by the City of Ostrava. The total envisaged financial costs of the construction were originally almost 150 million Czech crowns, but the sum was lowered during the public tender to something less than 100 million Czech crowns, including VAT. The European subsidy will be thus lowered accordingly.
The construction implementation was decided by the Ostrava City Council at the meeting on the 14th of June 2011 on the basis of a recommendation by the Assessment Commission. ALPINE Bau CZ s.r.o. (Ltd.) has been selected from the total of nine filed bids. According to the contract concluded with the provider, the construction of the Community Centre should be transferred to the City 36 weeks after taking over the building site.
City of Ostrava - Ostrava City Authority
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