The Rijeka Health Care Programme is based on health data and is directed towards physical and mental health promotion, illness and disability prevention and care for dying people. The Rijeka-Healthy City project operates within this programme.
Many institutions and associations in Rijeka are engaged in drug addiction prevention and treatment, contributing in this way to the creation of healthy lifestyles, furthermore they also provide necessary assistance to drug addicts.
Aiming to create a positive environment for the development of children and youth, a number of initiatives and programmes are being promoted in Rijeka, city that since 2005 has been bearing the title of a “Child Friendly City”.
According to its structure (composition), the city of Rijeka has been included for a long period in the so-called group of aging cities. This means that a significant part of its population are third agers.
According to WHO estimates, disabled people make up around 10% of the world’s population. Numerous services are available in Rijeka intended to facilitate daily life of children with developmental disabilities and disabled people.
For a longer period of time unemployment has been a central social problem encountered across Croatia as well as by many European countries. In its endeavour to respond to this challenge, the City of Rijeka, within its competencies, implements various measures of active employment policy.
The Croatian defenders of the Homeland War, their family members and war victims, on the basis of decisions brought in by the City of Rijeka can achieve many rights. On this occasion the City of Rijeka does not forget the victims and soldiers of the Second World War.
Most homeless people are extremely poor, separated from their families and also from social welfare institutions. Therefore associations and organisations of the Catholic church most often take care of homeless people.
Different types of aid, institutions and associations, financing and deinstitutionalisation of social welfare
The City of Rijeka, for many years already, has been financing programmes and projects of partner organisations (institutions and associations) in order to provide a higher level of social and health protection to Rijeka citizens.
Domestic violence is present in all societies, and the basic problem is in a low number of charges filed with competent institutions and bodies. Therefore safe shelters and SOS telephones play an important role in the protection of victims, while psychosocial treatment of perpetrators of domestic violence is equally important.
Pets are animals kept by persons for company, protection or assistance or for interest in that animal. Living with pets in an urban centre is regulated by regulations.
Organising a funeral, the rights of defenders and socially disadvantaged citizens, cemeteries of Rijeka
The Rijeka Healthy City project is a certain framework for solving problems that many European cities face, including also Rijeka, like, for instance, citizens’ aging, environmental protection, social welfare, namely anything that may influence citizens’ health and issues to which attention should be given on the occasion of decision-making at local level.