Crisis pantry - cultivation and sale of herbs


A1 - Title in original language
Kríziskamra - gyógynövénytermesztés és értékesítés

A2 - Title in English
Crisis pantry - cultivation and sale of herbs

A3 - Location of GP (national)

A4 - Location of GP (regional)
West-Transdanubian region

A5 - Economic field of activity
Q Human health and social work activities

A6 - Ultimate purpose of GP
To create or conserve employment
To enable cross sectoral working
To improve social cohesion/inclusion

A7 - Spatial scale
Regional (large scale)

A8a - Start date
January 2010

A8b - Anticipated end date (if applicable)

A9 - Short description of the GP
The project aims to create jobs for psychiatric people and addicts and to involve them into the employment. Therefore there are those kind of partnerships in which the entities of the for-profit sector provide significant support and participation.

A10 - Key words relating to the GP
job creation
psychiatric people and addicts
social responsibility

A11 - Objectives of the GP
The main objectives of the initiative are the sustainable job creation, rehabilitation of the psychiatric people and addicts through work and increasing their income-generating capacity, as well as strengthening the social inclusion.

A12 - Activities that have taken place
• mapping partners
• creating partnerships
• creating jobs on the basis of mutual interests
• production of marketable products
• client involvement into coplex rehabilitation
• supporting the clien's integration
• providing social services (residential and day care institution)

A13 - Achievements of the GP
• signing contracts with many big employers to work for them (e.g. EPCOS)
• thanks to the financial and natural donations of the partners (e.g. Industrialists Assoctiation) the central building was built and a lavender plantation was created with a processing factory in Vásárosmiske, furthermore new jobs were created in Vásárosmiske to collect herbs
• beside this some patients took part in social employment and produce handcraft products
• a tea shop was opened in Szombathely where herbal teas and other souvenirs are sold
• an own printing house is operating in Szombathely
• almost all of the residents and clients get to work in this system – currently 100 people are employed

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