In implementation of the activities under project BGLD-1.004-0001 "Recovery Center for Children with Oncohematologic Diseases archive" under the Program "Local development, poverty reduction and enhanced inclusion of vulnerable groups", funded by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area 2014-2021. , the Association for Children with Oncohematological Diseases has developed a thorough analysis and assessment focused on researching the need to provide innovative social services. The Centre's almost two-year activity so far has been examined in the general context of socio-economic problems, policies and measures for the social inclusion of vulnerable communities and groups, in particular children and their families.
The study aims to determine the need, availability, efficiency and quality of services offered at the Center. In addition, it presents an analysis of the prerequisites for the emergence of the need and the current state of the services provided by type and quality.
The analysis is also the basis of future planning in order to adequately respond to the real need for a comprehensive service, establishing the correspondence between real capabilities and capacity and more broadly - the correlation with long-term trends in the development of this type of service.
The collection of information on the subject was carried out using the following sources:
Study of the preconditions for the emergence of the need for psychosocial support for children with cancer and their families;
Study of existing standards for psychosocial support;
Statistical data analysis;
Statistical data analysis;
The objectives of the analysis are based on the current information, the conducted surveys, the prepared social reports to report the achieved results and to make the necessary adjustments in the specially prepared methodology and work programs.
The presented analysis contains comprehensive information on current research on the prevalence of oncohematological diseases among children and standards of care based on significant statistics. The activity of providing the Recovery Center for Children with Oncohematologic Diseases in its various aspects is considered - consumer groups, psychological work with children, psychological work with members of their families. Special emphasis is placed on the information provided by the feedback from the users through the conducted surveys
The precisely formulated conclusions in the analysis presuppose the conclusions made that the Recovery Center for Children with Oncohematologic Diseases provides an inclusive, receptive and stimulating environment that promotes the improvement of the psychosocial status of children and young people using the service. The center provides help to overcome the consequences of drastic detachment from the usual environment during treatment, to cope with physical illness, late effects of treatment, poor self-esteem and lack of self-confidence.
The high percentage of approval of the service by parents of children survivors of cancer, parents of children currently under treatment and doctors and medical professionals shows that the Recovery Center for Children with Oncohematologic Diseases is a necessary service and meets the needs of target groups, for which it is intended.