Community Plan of Social Services of Bratislava

How easy will it be to find a carer to take care of our elderly? Will your handicapped friends be able to use the municipal services without restrictions? Will you know who to contact if your children are experimenting with drugs excessively?

In order for Bratislava to be a good place to live in for everybody, we need to be sensitive to the needs of its residents – and to meet those needs accordingly.

This plan of satisfying the needs of the residents of the capital is denoted as Community Plan of Social Services (Komunitný plán sociálnych služieb).

In the Plan, you will find its goals and how to quantify goal completion in social areas (social services); it defines the measures designed to achieve the vision of development of social services in the city.

  • The right tools and strategies can help us prepare even for the biggest challenges (for example, issues raised by an ageing population) and mitigate the impacts.
  • By law, all municipalities in Slovakia need to have a community plan of social services. Accordingly, in Bratislava, its boroughs, as well as the capital itself, have prepared theirs.
  • The Community Plan of Social Services of Bratislava, the Capital City of the Slovak Republic, is linked to other strategic documents of the city, in particular:
    • Bratislava 2030 ↗︎ (Plán hospodárskeho a sociálneho rozvoja) (plan of economic and social development)
    • Koncepcia mestskej bytovej politiky 2020-2030 (Concept of Municipal Housing Policy 2020-2030).

What is the process of creating a community plan?

Community planning

A community plan is created through a process called community planning. Within it, the needs of the residents are mapped and compared with the existing network of social services.


Everyone affected by social services is involved in community planning:

  • persons with experience in social services (citizens),
  • social service providers (third sector, non-profit organizations, etc.),
  • also contractors of social services (city, town districts).

The goal is to conduct an open dialogue about the future form of social services.

All about current community planning

The current conceptual document is the Community Plan of Social Services of the Capital of the SR Bratislava for the years 2020-2021 (you can find it below in the Documents section).

  • The document is based on the Community Plan for the years 2019-2023, which was prepared by the previous city management in 2018.
  • However, since the new leadership took office (after the elections in November 2018), several fundamental changes have been implemented in the Department of Social Affairs. They mainly consisted in the expansion of the social affairs department into a section, and therefore also in the expansion of supported activities.
  • As part of the effort to increase transparency and participation in the creation of public policies, the new city management decided to shorten the effectiveness of the already developed community plan for social services and start the preparation of a new plan.
  • New community planning is currently underway with the expected validity until 2030. As part of this process, the first two working groups were created in the spring of 2021, which were expanded by three more during the fall of 2021.

Within the social policy areas of the capital, we focus on:

  • seniors
  • persons with disabilities
  • children, young people of endangered families
  • homeless people
  • people using drugs

Coordination of working groups The current 5 working groups are in charge of the Managing Group. It consists of representatives of the city, city districts, persons with experience in social services (clients), and social service providers.

Panel of urban districts There are also regular meetings in the format of the Panel of urban districts - to strengthen cooperation between urban districts.

Approval and availability The community plan for social services of the capital of the Slovak Republic Bratislava until 2030 should be approved and presented to the public in the first half of 2022.


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Community plans


Working materials and minutes of CPSS meetings