Russia may benefit from using the foster family care system to help vulnerable adult people in the same way children with no family to care for them avail of it, the head of the presidential human rights council suggested. The idea was floated by Mikhail Fedotov during a council session dedicated to homelessness and how the government can work with civil society in tackling the problem. “A foster child lives in a family while the people, who take care of him or her, get compensation for it. We may use the same mechanism for the elderly homeless people or homeless people with disabilities,” the official said. He added that social workers would then be able to check on people in such situations to ensure they are not abused.
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