Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki presented the objectives of the “Social policy towards elderly people 2030”

The measure of humanity and quality of the state is the attitude towards the older generation – said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki at a joint press conference with Minister of Family,  Labour and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska, presenting the objectives of the Government’s senioral policy.

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We should not only respect the older generation but also to support it as part of a comprehensive state policy – said Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki. This objective is to be served by the Social policy towards elderly people 2030 – a document that contains the objectives of the Government’s senioral policy. The programme is based on three pillars – safety, participation and solidarity. These elements are essential because they guarantee a significant increase in the quality and standard of living of elderly people.

Government with heart

I am happy that this is how we create a welfare state – the state implementing the principles of the social market economy. This is stipulated in Article 20 of our Constitution. We must create a state that is open to all and creates a level playing field for all – stressed the Head of the Government. Democracy must be democracy with heart, the state must be the state with heart, the government must also be the government with heart. In creating this programme, we reviewed many social policies – informed the Prime Minister. The senioral policy consists of demographic, educational, family, economic and development policies. The quality of the policy towards the older generation determines the quality of all other state policies – he stressed.

The measure of the state quality is the way we support senior citizens

When discussing the senioral programme, Mateusz Morawiecki mentioned his stay in Ostrołęka which took place several days before, where he had met with the seniors at the Senior+ Daily Care Home. I am very pleased that the elderly people who live there are not only living a full life, but are also supported by the younger volunteers – highlighted the Prime Minister.

According to the Prime Minister, the measure of humanity and quality of the state is how we support elderly people. Sometimes, it is said that elderly people need little, but they need it very much. Therefore, I would like to focus our efforts on how to improve the lives of seniors as much as possible. As for me, I make this commitment – stressed Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

Objectives of the Government’s senioral policy

Social policy towards elderly people 2030. Safety. Participation. Solidarity. provides for the implementation of a number of actions towards elderly people under seven main areas. They are: shaping the positive perception of old age in the society; participation in social life and support for all forms of activity; creation of conditions allowing to tap the potential of elderly people as active participants in the economic life and in the labour market; health promotion, disease prevention, access to diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation; enhancing physical safety – counteracting violence and negligence in relation to elderly people; creation of conditions for solidarity and intergenerational integration as well as education. In addition, the actions addressed to dependent elderly people have be designed for the first time.

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