Stationary social welfare facilities in 2021

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As of 31 December 2021, in Poland there were 2 015 stationary social welfare facilities, which had 127.3 thousand places in total in all facilities. 114.3 thousand residents stayed in stationary social welfare facilities, including 55.5 thousand women. 

Social assistance houses amounted to nearly 45% of all stationary social welfare facilities operating at the end of 2021, followed by establishments ensuring 24-hour care for disabled persons, chronic patients, or elderly persons within the scope of economic activity or their statutory activity (27.6%) and hostels for homeless persons (14.9%). Family-based assistance houses, community self-help centres (with round-the-clock available places), houses for mothers with children under age and pregnant women, night shelters and other centres jointly accounted for 13.0% of all facilities.