History

Scut Association of Social Services is a registered charity founded in 2000, as an answer to the need for support of people with mental health issues. In time, the association broadened its area of action by making full use of the expertise gathered in order to meet the needs of the community.

In 2002, a Day Centre for people with mental health issues was set up, which was funded by the UK National Lottery, between 2002 and 2007, and which benefited from a partnership with the Northern Ireland Association of Mental Health (NIAMH).

From 2007 onward, alongside the Day Centre, Scut developed a Home Care Service with Dutch governmental funding (MATRA - Small Embassy Projects Programme). Since the Day Centre was set up and for nearly 10 years, SCUT has been the only provider of community support for the people with mental health issues living in Brasov County.

In 2004, Scut broadened its target groups, by rolling out the Aftercare project that aimed to support children in state care and youth discharged from state care and transitioning to independent life. This project was mainly funded by the Northern Ireland Romanian Partnership Committee. Starting with 2010, Scut enlarged its target groups yet again, by implementing the Duke of Edinburgh's International Award for Young People programme, targeting disadvantaged youth from the community.

Recently, starting with 2014, Scut started to implement the Sara Centre project, where we support adults with any disability (physical and mental), offering both, support at the day centre, and home-based support. The Sara Centre project is funded by the EEA Grants 2009-2014, through the NGO Fund in Romania.

More importantly, beyond all these projects, at Scut we have learned each day how powerful warm and humane ways of connecting and relating to each other really are. Mutual respect and the ability to see beyond any label make us grow stronger together.

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This website has been modernized through the "Sara Centre - integrated services for adults with disabilities" project, financed by the EEA Grants 2009-2014, under the NGO in Romania. The content of this website does not necessarily represent the official position of EEA Grants, 2009-2014. The entire responsibility for the accuracy and consistency of information belongs to the initiators of the presented website. For official information about the EEA and Norway Grants, visit: www.eeagrants.org.