Deinstitutionalization of the social welfare system as a chance for a life of dignity for people with care and support needs .
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The article discusses the social situation of people, who are older, in a difficult socio-economic conditions, disability or chronic illness. These people require support in the twenty-four-hour living caring and nursing services forms. The article presents the system of Polish social assistance in the care facilities aspects and recommendations of the European Commission with Expert Group on the Transition from Institutional to Community – based Care, that guarantee for human rights and a better quality of life. The change of the social policy system from institutional to environmental services and implemented among the local community is discussed in this study. The argumentation for the development of these services is undeniable, because human is at the center of all assistance activities.
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