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1 May 23, 2020 number year Thomaner singing perspectives in times of crisis again Quality of life in old age Rehearsals in small groups and individually in front of the mirror New head of the municipal company: secure employment despite pandemic Page 2 Page 3 Page 5 Gymnastics Festival 2021: Registration start 1. June Kick-off for the world's largest competitive and popular sports event: As of June 1, clubs can register their participants via the online registration system of the German Gymnastics Federation (GymNet), announced the organizing committee for the Internationales Deutsches Turnfest Leipzig 2021. Anyone who specifically wants to report their participation in competitions, demonstrations, events or shows can now also display this. Registration for the Turnfestakademie, Europe's largest sports congress, starts on August 14th. The website of the Turnfest and the Turnfest program booklet posted there provide information about the course of the registration process. There is time until February 15, 2021 for the reports, then the portal closes. For the 13th time, Leipzig can present itself as the host of the International German Gymnastics Festival, expecting around active people and hundreds of thousands of visitors from May 12th to 16th, 2021. 400 competitions in 27 sports, as well as activities and demonstrations, will turn the 2021 Gymnastics Festival in Leipzig into a mega sporting event. More details under: Social Welfare Office starts pilot project preventive home visits in the east and west of the city Daycare centers, schools and restaurants open again City of Leipzig implements further easing of the Free State in the Corona crisis / weddings and funeral ceremonies are allowed at a distance Leipzig is gradually returning to normal life: With daycare centers, after-school care centers and schools are open again according to the next ordinances of the Free State. Weddings, funerals and gatherings are allowed with a distance and everyday mask. Restaurants and hotels, cinemas, concert halls and theaters must submit hygiene concepts. However, this will still take time. A reopening of the culture houses, especially the culture companies, presents us with great challenges. The goal is a slow and safe restart of the corresponding event formats, says Christian Linke, specialist advisor for in-house operations of the city of Leipzig. We are currently working on possible concepts. There will also be a separate hygiene and protection concept for each company. All requirements, both security-specific and programmatic, are carefully checked and weighed up. The protection of the public and the employees of the As here the crèche children of the Reichelstraße day care center, the little ones are only allowed to play in groups in areas of the playground that are separated by pennants. But the joy of seeing each other outweighs them. The teachers watch with eagle eyes that the children do not run under the barriers. Photo: abl / sf cultural institutions is the top priority. In addition to opera, Gewandhaus, drama and theater from the Junge Welt, the adult education center is also working on such a concept to return to face-to-face teaching. Cinemas are also allowed to reopen, but they also have to present a concept and at the same time see which films can currently be shown, as many premieres have been postponed. Meanwhile, many restaurants, hotels and guest houses in the city have already reopened. The minimum distance of 1.50 meters and everyday masks are mandatory for employees. Church services, funerals, funeral ceremonies and weddings are permitted provided the distance rules are observed. This also applies to assemblies according to the assembly law, if the organizer ensures that all participants wear a mask and that the distance between each other and the uninvolved population is guaranteed. The contact options have also been expanded: Gatherings of one's own children in their own living area with up to three other children from their own class or their own fixed daycare group for the purpose of learning together or shared care are allowed. This has to do with the extensive opening of schools, daycare centers and after-school care centers. However, these may only be visited under strict hygiene regulations. Children and parents with symptoms of illness are not allowed into the facilities. The parents must reassure the child in writing on a daily basis. Primary and special schools (the latter only classes 1 to 3) only have lessons in their classes in fixed rooms and are not allowed to come into contact with other classes or groups. There is no compulsory distance or mask here. At secondary schools, classes alternate with classroom and home lessons. In the daycare centers and after-school care centers, too, the children are looked after in fixed groups that do not mix with each other. After-school care groups should not consist of students from different classes. The new regulations apply until June 5th. Outdoor pool season starts on May 25th Leipzig's outdoor pools are allowed to open and the season starts on May 25th. With the exception of the Robbe children's outdoor pool at the north swimming pool and the Lindenthal eco-pool, all of the outdoor pools will open on June 1st. Due to the corona pandemic, special hygiene rules now apply to bathers, including: It is compulsory to wear a mask at the cash desk and in the sanitary rooms. Tourist information open again The tourist information team at Katharinenstraße 8 is back for customers and invites them to discover Leipzig and the region. New tourist brochures are now offering incentives for pleasant excursions into the surrounding area, the tourist information office advertises for its services. It is initially open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First digital day: Leipzig is part of it Leipzig is taking part in the nationwide first digital day on June 19th. To this end, the Digital City Department and other offices are currently working on new ideas for municipal online offers that they want to present. Educational institutions, libraries, associations and companies from Leipzig are also there. Anyone who would like to present their own campaigns and projects for Digital Day can register at. City expects high revenue losses Cash loans should prevent cuts in the budget / recruitment brake imposed calculating with economically difficult years 2021 and 2022: OBM Burkhard Jung (l.) And Finance Mayor Torsten Bonew at the presentation of the figures for the city budget for the next few years. Photo: abl / sf We are in one of the biggest and perhaps the biggest economic crises in the country in post-war history. With these words, Mayor Burkhard Jung set the framework for the press conference to present the current budget figures and the plans for how to deal with the crisis triggered by the corona pandemic. The current situation is bleak: tax shortfalls, rising unemployment and the poorer situation of private businesses and municipal companies hit the office. The transport companies are missing 25 percent of their daily journeys, the Leipziger Messe has to get by without a book fair and congresses, so double-digit million amounts are already missing, said Jung. Short-time work is planned in cultural establishments such as the Gewandhaus and the Young World Theater from June. In addition, the city administration is applying a brake on recruitment: of the 200 positions planned for this year, only a maximum of 100 are to be filled. At the same time, however, Jung also had some bright spots to announce: The Free State of Saxony took over half of the shortfall in income from its municipalities. For the rest, they hope for support from the federal government, which Jung underpinned on the same day in his capacity as President of the City Council in a video conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Finance Mayor Torsten Bonew had to explain a paradoxical situation: On the one hand, the city posted a record profit of 93.3 million euros in 2019. On the other hand, this will be swallowed up again in the current budget year with a loss of around 90 million euros. Bonew and Jung stated that they expected the crisis in the form of a U: It went steeply downhill, and after a long low phase it should also go steeply uphill again. The question is how long this lower bar of the U will last. We're counting on two years, said Bonew. However, there should be no cuts in voluntary spending, said the treasurer in an interview with the Official Journal (see page 5). Instead, they want to use the current budget as the basis for 2021/22 and offset the losses with extensive cash loans. Pictures of a city in transition: Leipzig in 1946 and today The destroyed Leipzig in 1946 juxtaposed with the same motifs from today in this impressive photo show by the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig commemorates the 75th anniversary of the city's liberation. 50 mostly unknown photographs are exhibited in the lower foyer of the New Town Hall, many of them by the photographer Johannes Baufeld. Damaged buildings or entire streets, people in the city want to significantly expand online citizen service. Clearing up the mountains of rubble and the beginnings of a life slowly returning to normal among the rubble are shown. Martin Toste from the Leibniz Institute has now visited exactly the same locations and photographed them today, confronting them with the historical images in the show. The pictures of a city in transition: Leipzig 1946 and today can be seen until June 26th. A digital version is available under parking permit, paternity recognition, excerpt from the trade register: the city of Leipzig wants to offer these and many other services to people and companies in a bundled and digital way soon. The administration has selected a total of 75 service packages, which are gradually being transferred to the Saxon portal Amt24.Sachsen. de should be entered and thus made available. The application for the corona aid program Leipzig helps solo self-employed people can currently be accessed from the platform. This service is not entirely new. B. possible to apply for marriage, civil partnership, birth and death certificates online without additional registration. The fee for the guest tax can also be transmitted digitally. The administration is also planning to develop the portal into a citizen portal for the city in the medium term. Announcements Announcements Current information on leipzig.de Resolutions from the council meeting on April 29, 2020 Changes to the statutes of the primary school districts in Leipzig Important information on the development of hygiene concepts Page 8 Page 9

2 2 Congratulations The city congratulates the city administration's congratulations to the following jubilees: Margot Jedlicka received their 100th birthday congratulations on May 13th and Ilona Waldinger on May 20th. Oskar Jacob was 101 years old on May 22nd. Good luck and health to everyone! At a glance collective call The City History Museum calls on the people of Leipzig to help: they are looking for personal reports, works of art, photos, videos, found objects or suggestions for objects related to Corona in Leipzig. At www. stadtgeschichtliches-muse um-leipzig.de/hoffnungszeichen / mein-postkarte, stories and suggestions can be shared. If you want to give something, you can come to the museum. The first pieces can be seen in the Böttchergäßchen house. Pinocchio in the TdJW The Theater der Junge Welt (TdJW) broadcasts television near Leipzig: Every day from 8.30 a.m. you can see Pinocchio (from 5 years, 55 min). On May 23 and 24, at 8 p.m., there will be an excerpt from the musical program Ensemble Deluxe (adults, 45 min). The Grönholm method will be shown on the Td-JW YouTube channel until May 28th. There is also the interactive radio play Rudeln on June 1st and 7th. 68-meter view The City History Museum and the Leipzig Monument to the Battle of the Nations reopened the latter and the Forum in 1813. A limited number of visitors are allowed in daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and also climb the 68 meter high outer gallery. The top viewing platform remains closed. For more information, call or send to Kulturkonferenz The Department of Culture invites you to the Corona Forum Free Art and Culture in the form of a video conference on May 25th, from 5 to 7 p.m. Please register with your name and institution (leipzig.de). Gewandhaus online At weiter.de, the Gewandhaus offers two new additions a week. On May 25th, Andreas Lehnert (clarinet), Christian Giger (violoncello) and Caspar Frantz (piano) can be seen with Beethoven's Gassenhauer Trio, on May 26th Fritz Brückner with experimental music. On June 1st, Gewandhaus organist Michael Schönheit goes online with pieces by Bach and Schumann, on June 2nd the duo Stiehler / Lucaciu can be seen with jazz and pop. A week later Frank-Michael Erben (violin) and Alfredo Perl (piano) play Beethoven's Spring Sonata (June 8th), followed by singer-songwriter June Cocó on June 9th. The Thomaner are singing again First appearances with a small ensemble in Thomaskirche / voice training in front of the mirror Singing with a distance: At the first appearances in the Thomaskirche on May 16 and 17, only a handful of singers were allowed on the podium, accompanied by soloists and individual musicians. Photo: Thomanerchor / Matthias Knoch The Thomaner are rehearsing again, albeit only in smaller groups. The first concerts in the Thomaskirche have also already taken place. However, the alumnate is still a long way from normal operations. It must have been a nice feeling for the singers and listeners when, on May 16, after 65 days of forced break, the Thomaner could be heard again for the first time in the Thomaskirche. At least some of them, members of the eleventh and twelfth grade, supported by three singers from the Thomas School Choir and accompanied by solo cellist Veronika Willhelm and continuo organist Sebastian Heindl, were allowed to perform in front of 120 spectators. Fittingly, among other things, How lovely are your apartments by Heinrich Schütz or The Lord protect you from all evil by Johann Hermann Schein. With short rehearsals and a new day school and hygiene concept, the Thomanerchor resumed alumni activities on May 6th. To reopen the rehearsal and living areas, the alumnate worked with the Leipzig City Health Department in a long inspection of all areas to develop a new health concept and implemented it in a very short time. Now all paths and the common areas in the Alumnat have been reorganized and marked in bright signal colors. In small groups of three to five St. Thomas singers, each with an educator, the singers are individually supervised in the afternoon. The short rehearsal units of the small groups with Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz Kultur Tiefsee-Kubus at the Natural History Museum The third chapter of the cooperation project between the Natural History Museum Leipzig and the Schaubühne Lindenfels can now also be experienced subject to certain conditions. The deep-sea cube chapter has been waiting for the public since the end of March, for which the installation in front of the museum was transformed into a wreck that ran aground. Its original mission: to explore the deep sea. Today a carpet of rubbish wafts over the wreck, which threatens not only to suffocate the oceans and their creatures. In the special exhibition area of ​​the Natural History Museum, voice exercises are initially scheduled. The singers sit a long way apart in the large rehearsal room of the alumnate. Each singing unit lasts a maximum of 25 minutes and is prepared with ten-minute intensive cross ventilation. Strict rules of distance apply to voice training; The work is done exclusively through mirrors: the singers stand across from a mirror and the teacher stands diagonally behind it at least two meters away. It is mandatory for all teaching staff to wear mouth and nose protection during lessons. Teachers and students also wear this protection when taking piano lessons. With the new day school pupil and hygiene concept, we can ensure that the singers of the Mit Ampel in the Leipzig City Library takes a look at the deep sea chapter of fascinating organisms that can survive in this inhospitable place. Because where there is frightening silence, complete darkness and gigantic pressure, it is teeming with life. The Leipzig zoologist Carl Chun, who led the first German deep-sea expedition Valdivia in 1898, already dedicated himself to their research. The cube is free and accessible with an everyday mask from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. if the hygiene measures are observed. Grades 4 and 11 as well as the high school graduates of the choir can meet after their teaching units in the morning in the schools in the afternoon in the Alumnat of the Thomanerchor for voice training and piano lessons as well as for short rehearsals in small groups. The resumption of choir work is a first step towards musical normality. When the choir can be heard for the first time after the Corona break depends on the approval of our further performance concepts, says Emanuel Scobel, Managing Director of the St. Thomas Choir Leipzig. In the meantime, according to the further opening of the schools, pupils from the other grades 1 to 3 and 5 to 10 are back on site. For them, too, rehearsals in small groups under the specified conditions apply. Two traffic lights regulate entrance traffic and mask compulsory / Leipzig company donates equipment The city library recently started using special technology in its main building: two entrance lights around two meters high with scanners and screens ensure that there are never more than the 200 permitted visitors in the building. One is at the main entrance, the other in front of the much-frequented children's library, in which only 20 people are allowed at the same time. The devices count every visitor who walks in and out.The screen always shows how many people are currently in the house. If the limit is reached, the screen turns red and a friendly hint tells visitors that they are waiting. Ronny Maik Leder and Elisabeth Schiller-Witzmann open the deep-sea cube by far. Photo: Tessina-Larissa Schramm Heike Scholl and Michael Lehnert in front of the entrance lights of the children's library. Photo: have to abl / sf until someone leaves the house again. Once this has happened, the traffic light turns green. Additional effect: If you want to enter without a mask, the scanner will warn you to put on one. It is compulsory when visiting the library. We don't have to put an employee there to watch, says library spokeswoman Heike Scholl happily. Around visitors per day are currently a little less than usual. In return, more is borrowed in advance. The discipline is high, the distance and the visiting time of 20 minutes are well respected, also thanks to the traffic lights. The Leipzig-based company Sensape, which donated the traffic lights to the library, manufactured the devices, which are unique in Germany in this combination. We normally use it to stage brands in retail, says Managing Director Michael Lehnert. In the future, his devices, which incidentally do not recognize faces or save data, could also be installed in museums and wherever people stand in line. May 23, 2020 No. 10 City plans scholarship for freelance artists The city would like to directly support artistic creation in Leipzig during the corona pandemic. Therefore, a scholarship program for freelance artists is to be set up. The mayor's service advisory service has now made this decision at the suggestion of the Mayor of Culture Dr. Skadi Jennicke. The decision was before the council meeting on May 20th (after the editorial deadline of the official gazette). The free art and culture scene that has grown over many years makes Leipzig a special city. By awarding work grants, we want to make a contribution to ensuring that the artists can continue their work despite the difficult situation. From the associated freedom, new ideas and exciting projects will grow that will make art and cultural life in our city very interesting after the crisis, says Jennicke. Up to 50 work grants for three each. Since May 12th, the city archives at the Alte Messe have been open again during regular service hours (Mondays from 12 noon to 6 p.m., Tuesdays to Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.). However, visitors must register in advance in writing or by telephone at. In order to maintain the minimum distance of 1.50 meters, the number of visitors in the research hall is limited. Public events such as lectures, exhibitions and guided tours cannot take place until further notice and will, as far as possible, be offered as online formats or postponed. Preparations for new offers are still ongoing. After the successful digital exhibition on the topic, the second round of the crowdfunding campaign Leipziger Kulturfallschirm (startnext.com/leipzigerkulturfallschirm2) is planned to run until June 30, 2020. The first edition brought in euros, which are divided among 185 artists. Due to the still unclear situation in the cultural scene, many artists fear for their existence. Leipzig's cultural institutions, companies and artists are now showing solidarity: They support the campaign with limited thank-you offers and generate steadily growing attention in urban society. I am very grateful that the initiative, Leipziger Kulturfallschirm, with great commitment, organizes fast and unbureaucratic support for Leipzig cultural workers. The city of Leipzig is of course also responsible for this and has launched its own funding program for self-employed people, says Mayor of Culture Dr. Skadi Jennicke. For example, the Schumann House with an exclusive private concert or special tours through the museum with its director Gregor Nowak and the months are awarded at EUR 3000 each. The total volume of the scholarship program is thus euros. These are financed from budget funds for the promotion of free art and culture projects. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the artistic quality of the project and the artistic vita that must be submitted with the application. The cultural office is advised by an advisory board. The scholarships will be advertised at the beginning of June. The planned scholarship program is part of the adjusted funding strategy that the Department of Culture and the Department of Culture have developed in coordination with the Culture Committee against the background of the effects of the corona pandemic on free art and culture. This also includes the realignment of small project funding towards projects that take place in the digital space. City archive open exhibitions online communication. From the dispatch to the tweet, further series on the Facebook account of the city archive and also for the planned exhibition From the exhibition hall to the city archive. The eventful history of exhibition hall 12 is currently being checked for transmission into an online format. Preparations are also under way for the nationwide Digital Day on June 19 (see article on page 1), for which the city archive also contributes a variety of program items, including a crowdsourcing project for the detectives of this city. Further information is available at Stadtarchiv and at www. facebook.com/stadtarchiv leipzig. Bachmuseum supports Leipziger Kulturfallschirm Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH (LTM) together with MyPostcard, which produces cards created online as postcards and sends them with postage stamps. Every Leipzig postcard ordered or sent via the Leipzig Travel profile does something good (designs / leipzig-travel). The winnings will be donated entirely from the LTM and MyPostcard to the Leipziger Kulturfallschirm and the guest guide association Leipzig und Umland e.v. donated. The Bach Museum offers curator tours through the new special exhibition Bach and Beethoven True Art Will Be Immortal. Until October 18, the question of why Bach and Beethoven became classics among many composers of their time will be investigated here. It can be seen Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Because of the distance rules, only five people are allowed into the exhibition at the same time. We therefore ask you to register by telephone at or-207. An everyday mask is mandatory when visiting.

3 May 23, 2020 No. 10 Labor market 3 Dear people from Leipzig, Closer to the first labor market New head of the municipal company Leipzig / Engelsdorf on goals, perspectives and current tasks My entire department is in the current Corona crisis on economic issues there for you and supports companies and citizens in dealing with the crisis. Please register at The Office for Economic Development advises companies and has launched its own aid program for self-employed individuals; the real estate office processes deferral requests for commercial rental properties; the Digital City department pushes digitization projects, such as Hardware for Future, the Employment Policy department and the local authority Leipzig / Engelsdorf take care of the trainees. Due to the extensive tasks in this unique time, I am pleased that the position of in-house operations manager at KEE could be filled so quickly and that we have found a very competent successor in Mr. Kamphausen for the long-term operations manager Mr. Thomas Reichardt. I wish Mr. Kamphausen the best of luck and the best of luck with his decisions and thank Mr. Reichardt again for the extraordinary commitment of Mr. Reichardt, who built the KEE and developed it into what it is today, an important component in the provision of skilled workers for the people of Leipzig Companies. Yours, Uwe Albrecht Mayor Uwe Albrecht KEE in portrait: This is how self-management helps Leipzigers The local authority Leipzig / Engelsdorf (KEE) belongs to the Economics, Labor and Digital Department and has been an essential part of Leipzig's success story over the past 25 years. Since then, KEE has opened up employment prospects for several thousand people. They work in the maintenance of green spaces, keep the city clean as a garbage fire brigade and help in school libraries with reading offers and writing exercises or in the community service LE with accompanying students or registering bicycles. Many of the participants, who had often given up hope of an improvement in their professional situation, were given new motivation. You will also be prepared for application to the so-called first job market in the private sector or in public professions through coaching and qualification offers. The KEE also offers a variety of youth projects, also for unaccompanied minor refugees. Refugee women are offered a mobile counseling service, among other things. More than 450 women have been aware of urban projects to get started in the job since 2016. Around 2000 people come into contact with the various KEE offers every year. Around 500 of them will be included in the Arbeitsgelportun (AGH) program, and around 240 more in collectively agreed remuneration. The KEE is financed from funds from the city of Leipzig and from funding from the federal government and the Free State of Saxony. The funding rate is extremely positive. For every euro that the city administration has so far invested in the administration of the KEE, eight euros have flowed back through fundraising since 2009, more than 70 million euros. Contact Kommunaler Eigenbetrieb Leipzig / Engelsdorf, Holzhäuser Straße 72, Leipzig Phone: 0341 / Website: Silko Holger Kamphausen is the new manager of the Kommunaler Eigenbetrieb Leipzig / Engelsdorf (KEE), which tries to integrate socially disadvantaged Leipzig residents into the labor market. In the interview he talks about entering a management position in times of Corona, the current challenges and how the KEE wants to get people into work even better in the future. Mr. Kamphausen, you start as an in-house operations manager in the middle of the Corona crisis. You surely imagined it differently? It is definitely my aim as a leader to lead reliably. It's not got any easier right now. Especially since the expectations of a new operations manager are twice as high. But compared to the private sector, we are still in a manageable situation, even if we are still struggling with the effects of the Corona crisis. Since we are dependent on federal, state and local government funding, we are currently only driving on sight. We can only plan in the long term on paper. What challenges are you currently facing with KEE? We have had a saying for several weeks that everyone is equal under Corona. But social and economic inequalities are exacerbated in crises. You saw that in 2005 when Hartz IV was introduced, and also in 2008 during the financial crisis. Our advice-seekers belong to the group of people who are now particularly affected. The employees of the municipal company are on an equal footing and bring them closer to the primary labor market: This is how Silko Holger Kamphausen (picture below) imagines the work of KEE. Photo: Fotolia is. In some cases we are thrown back by two years in our work. Families that were previously embedded in a well-functioning social help system with daycare and school have completely dropped out. Participants who already had a job offer suddenly received rejections. This in turn has an impact on health, for example, as we know from prolonged unemployment. How do you deal with this as an in-house manager? I try to lead by example, to show a lot of presence. You can't do a job like this from your desk. You have to talk to people on site. That's why I sometimes go through the parks with our blue and yellow angels. I can't be too fine for anything, because I can't expect any performance that I can't do myself. I would also like to give each of our 436 employees, regardless of their type of employment, the opportunity to express their ideas and wishes directly. That is why I have had a two-hour consultation hour every Friday for almost two months, during which anyone can call or make a personal appointment. It's about the dissatisfaction of colleagues, private problems such as childcare or the desire for more responsibility. What do you want to do differently than your predecessor Thomas Reichardt and what not? I owe a lot to Mr. Reichardt. Loyalty was his working basis and with it he successfully built the KEE for 25 years. I would like to take over this trust-based employment relationship one-to-one. But it is also true that the requirements for the KEE have changed and we have to adapt to them. This includes getting away from reacting and acting more, implementing your own ideas and sometimes taking a risk that you might not have taken in the past. What goals have you set yourself with the KEE for the period of normalization after Corona? I think Corona offers the opportunity to reposition yourself. As long as there is an invisible line from top to bottom, I'll be uncomfortable and put my finger in the wounds. That is how long we will need the KEE, albeit in a different guise. The KEE will in future be a social enterprise with an economic orientation. For us, progressive economic action is not a contradiction, but a goal. I will therefore definitely create a much leaner internal organization. Our tasks are becoming more and more, but the staff remains the same. We will therefore put everything to the test so that we can better deploy our employees. In addition, we have to depict the diversity of the Leipzig population even more. The long-term goal always remains to secure skilled workers for the Leipzig companies. How should that look in concrete terms? For example in qualification: we have to move away from supervision, alimentation and incapacitation. If we really want our employees to enter the primary labor market, we have to create projects that are closer to the labor market. We want to offer courses during part of the working hours so that the participants get to know other fields of work. This also includes shaping the proportion of men and women equally, for example to get women more enthusiastic about skilled trades through the advertisement and not to exclude them from the outset. The expansion of our specialist advice center for people on the fringes of society is part of this, as is the sustainable integration into real wage work, which is sufficient for life. Overall, we can trust the participants more and thus encourage their self-motivation. If, among other things, we can do that too, I would be delighted. Leipzig's employment policy is crisis-tested and future-oriented The Leipzig labor market has been characterized by continuously positive development over the past ten years. The number of employees subject to social security contributions increased from 2009 to 2019. This is due on the one hand to the significant economic upturn due to the settlement of companies, and on the other hand to the associated growth in the population. Overall, the unemployment rate fell from 15.1 to 5.9 percent at times. But with the start of the corona pandemic this spring, there are signs that this development will come to an end for the time being. The Department for Employment Policy of the City of Leipzig is faced with new challenges, including securing apprenticeships and activities in order to counteract the likely rise in unemployment. Training is secured The development of the unemployment figures in Leipzig from April 2019 to April 2020: The increase since this spring indicates the impending economic crisis. Graphic: Ref. F. Employment Policy Already in April it launched a special aid program to secure apprenticeships. Based on previous experience and the good cooperation with those involved in the labor market, the department believes that it is well positioned for the current challenges. You can also draw on the experience of recent years in cooperation with the local authority Leipzig / Engelsdorf (KEE). They have already jointly implemented employment programs such as municipal combi, community work, promotion of employment relationships, social participation and participation in the labor market. At the same time, Leipzig has a wide range of clubs, associations and initiatives, which also play an important role as providers with an employment policy background. A total of around 120 million euros in funding has been raised for Leipzig in recent years and additional employment has been offered to long-term unemployed people. The employability of the participants was restored, making them interesting for the job market again. This is how it should be done digitally in times of career orientation via live stream and chat.Since there are currently no career orientation fairs, open days, internships or in-school career fairs, the Employment Policy Department would like to support students and parents with digital offers together with the economy. A kick-off broadcast is planned as a live stream with chat on Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.BBG Bodenarbeitungsgeräte Leipzig GmbH, the BMW Plant Leipzig, the Heart Center Leipzig and the city present their apprenticeships and answer all questions about training, applications and the selection process in the chat. All interested parties are invited to address their questions to the four training companies by e-mail in advance of the broadcast: The link to participate in the live chat will be announced in good time under job orientation and on the other channels. economic recovery will be again. Focus on skilled workers In addition, the department has turned to securing skilled workers in recent years. This includes, among other things, the promotion of young people in career and study orientation, the initiation and promotion of extensive MINT activities in extracurricular and vocational preparation Silko Holger Kamphausen. Photo: private area and help for new immigrants. The department supports the successfully running projects of Joblinge gag or the core competence technical education project of vdi GaraGe ggmbh. It also supports competitions such as the Leipzig City Championships in Robotics, the Chemistry Olympiad Chemistry That Is Right and the regional competition for young people. In 2016, the Leipzig Skilled Workers Alliance was founded on the initiative of the City of Leipzig, to which all relevant labor market actors belong. In addition to attracting and retaining skilled workers, the main tasks are projects to prepare the world of work for digitization. On the initiative of the city, the center for digital work financed by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs could be won for the Leipzig region. Since 2016, a large number of projects in the amount of apprenticeships have been pioneers. The city's economic department, the employment agency, the IHK and HWK zu Leipzig are working closely together in order to maintain the willingness of Leipzig companies to provide training in the current crisis. The department's emergency aid program with grants for training remuneration for the period in which there is no entitlement to short-time work allowance is now being continued by the state program Coronahilfe for training companies affected by short-time work. In this way, sufficient training positions and future skilled workers are to be secured. Financed by around 3.6 million euros from funds from the Skilled Labor Directive of the Free State of Saxony and the City of Leipzig, including the Roberta RegioZentrum, the FiA women in work project and the project to improve the completion rate in the vocational preparation year. Even in a crisis, the following applies: The availability of skilled workers is one of the determining factors for successful economic development and a prerequisite for the regional economy to cope with the current situation. Schoolchildren prepared at an early stage Securing skilled workers begins at school with the promotion of young talent. For career and study orientation, the department has succeeded in offering a wide range of offers, e.g. B. Take a look! To create a week of open companies in Saxony, which introduce young people to the world of work in a targeted manner. The presentation sets the course for professional orientation to go hand in hand with Leipzig's economy. The Leipzig School-Business Working Group also plays a very important role in this. The participation of the companies is outstanding. The cooperation database Partner Companies Leipzig set up by the department currently includes more than 800 offers from companies in various industries to enable schoolchildren to gain practical insights into the world of work (under: de / berufsorientierung).

4 4 Local politics May 23, 2020 No. 10 parliamentary groups to the point: With Martin Biederstedt City Council We Leipzigers are in debt due to the virus. The city budget will experience falling tax revenues in the three-digit million range. The approved emergency aid from the Free State only provides relief for a short time and in part. The city of Leipzig must therefore do its part to stabilize the situation. We believe that saving after the crisis is wrong. In this series, the Official Journal gives the parliamentary groups in the Leipzig City Council the opportunity to present their concrete positions. In each new edition you can comment on controversially discussed urban politics or take up topics that are linked to local political goals. The authorship of the contributions lies with the individual parliamentary groups. Photos: City of Leipzig / M. Investing instead of canceling out. Anyone who cuts now destroys established structures and increases the economic and social downward pull. More flexible budget management is required in the coming years in order to act as a stabilizing factor in an uncertain economic and cultural environment. We say no to budget freezes and yes to taking out cash loans to compensate for shortfalls in income. Let's also get the people of Leipzig on board by issuing citizens' guarantees! At the state level, we propose the additional establishment of a special fund based on the model of the Hessenkasse in order to stabilize the municipal budget. And anyone who wants to postpone spending on climate protection now leaves the city defenseless against hot summers and heavy weather events. Climate protection must now be the cornerstone of a generational household. Christian Schulze City Councilor The Corona crisis has significant effects on most areas of life, for the economy, but also in private life. The federal, state and local authorities have launched aid and funding programs in order to be able to cushion their consequences. The higher expenses to contain the pandemic are also offset by lower income in Leipzig. We are currently assuming that the necessary, corona-related special expenses will result in a budget deficit of around 91 million euros, despite the aid from the Free State with a volume of around 100 million euros. These uncertainties will be with us for the next two to three years. We must therefore re-prioritize the difficult budget situation in the municipalities in order to use the smaller funds more precisely and more effectively. However, it is important that the administration and city council have agreed not to cut back on investments in order to provide important impetus for the economy. For this, the municipalities definitely need further support from the federal and state levels. It reminds me a bit of 1990: In June we sat together with the newly elected councilors of the finance committee with OBM Lehmann-Grube and thought about how we could get the monetary union and the year 1990 under control financially. Looking back, I say: The crisis is an opportunity. Dr. Sabine Heymann Deputy Group chairmen At the insistence of a city council majority, the administration presented the so-called milieu protection statutes for six selected quarters. These will cause annoyance for both tenants and landlords. Quite a few tenants have certainly hoped that the statutes would stipulate a lower level of equipment so that the rent remained as low as possible through environmental protection. Many of the equipment changes described do not actually require a building application or notification to the building administration. So you have to rely on the tenant and landlord not acting with each other, but against each other and that planned changes are reported. So that these statutes do not become socially explosive, there is a need for extremely good communication between tenant and landlord. In the end, however, it is particularly lamentable that an additional administrative apparatus was set up for the preparation and enforcement of these statutes, which we would have needed much more urgently to speed up building permits and construction management procedures. Leipzig should be characterized by the coexistence of the housing market players, not by the intensification of different interests. As a result of the Corona crisis, Holger Hentschel City Council Leipzig expects a budget deficit of 90 million euros, which results from a collapse in trade taxes of 140 million euros and expected income and sales tax losses of a further 26 million euros . Administration, politics and urban society have to face this reality! In addition to the hope of financial rescue from the federal government and the Free State, it is essential as a municipal contribution to determine savings in the previous budget planning. The AfD parliamentary group submitted an application early on, which has this as its content! Administration and City Council What else can we afford? should review, reassess and possibly suspend Council resolutions that have not yet been implemented on expenditures that are not compulsory tasks. From the point of view of our group, this certainly affects the lavish financial requests for various funding programs, diffuse socio-cultural projects and unfortunately also the 365-euro ticket, which was difficult to pay for from the start. All expenses that stimulate the economic cycle again, i.e. investments such as B. for new schools and infrastructure. The city administration currently does not consider a budget freeze to be necessary. It is questionable whether this assessment will continue! Steffen Wehmann Deputy Group chairman Due to the corona pandemic, the city of Leipzig is missing an estimated 850 million euros in the budget for the years 2020 to 2022; that is approx. 15 percent of the household volume over the entire period. On the one hand, income is falling massively (including trade taxes), while expenditure is rising at the same time. In addition, the St. Georg, the opera, the Gewandhaus, the zoo, the LVB and many other municipal companies most likely need additional support. The necessary investments, including in schools, daycare centers and public transport as well as in streets and bridges, protective shields are essential in 2020 and beyond without additional support from Berlin and Dresden! endangered. The Saxony Stabilization Fund approved by the State Parliament and the 2020 supplementary budget will by far not be enough. That is why we are calling for a protective umbrella for the municipalities that deserves this name. In a position paper, the left-wing parliamentary group has also developed many constructive proposals for overcoming a crisis that is unique in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. Our thrust is clear: A new start can only succeed with a city that is capable of acting, so that the social division in society does not deepen and become irreparable. Thomas Köhler City Councilor Who doesn’t know the announcement Because of a parking offense, line x runs over xxx !? Or you have to switch from the cycle path to the flowing traffic by bike because a car is parked on the cycle path. Turning by car becomes an adventure because another car is parked at the intersection and blocks the view of the street. As a pedestrian you have to feel your way towards the intersection when crossing the street because of the restricted visibility. According to 12 StVO, these are violations that can be punished. So far, mostly with fines, which, if they can be collected, usually fill the city coffers, these wrong-way parkers tow away! but without consequences for the polluter, as long as nothing happens. The freebooters faction introduced a motion in the city council to regulate the towing of these vehicles as the first means. This measure is not directed against motorists, it is intended to increase road safety for all road users. A parking ticket is annoying for the parking offender, a towed vehicle causes stress and costs. The chances that this measure will improve road safety in the long term are good. Feel free to contact us with questions and suggestions. Anyone who does not want to shop or cook at the moment, the country house kitchen brings a menu of choice right into the house. The service can be used for a few days or for a longer period of time without any contractual connection. Clear rules of conduct for the couriers ensure the greatest possible safety for the elderly when delivering lunch. Wherever possible, the menus are handed over contactless. If this is not possible, for example with non-mobile customers, the courier keeps the contact as short as possible and strictly observes distance and hygiene rules. If distance rules cannot be adhered to, the couriers wear face masks and nasal masks. Our thanks go to everyone who works for people during this special time, explains head chef Thomas Mindrup. We do our best every day to cook a delicious lunch. Our couriers put their heart and soul into ensuring that the elderly care. We are proud of that. Depending on your wishes, the courier of the country house kitchen brings hot or freshly frozen meals to the house. If the food needs to be brought hot, customers can use the menu, which changes weekly. In addition to home cooking, gourmet menus and regional specialties, the menu delivery service also has an offer for special nutritional situations, such as light foods and pureed menus. The menu offer is rounded off by salads, desserts and cakes. Further information is available by phone Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tel. Nr A warm meal tastes good and is important for personal well-being. The country house kitchen offers seniors the option of delivering a hot lunch every day without any contractual relationship. Bild apetito Alcohol-free beer is a light refreshment for lunch (djd). The Germans are hardworking - almost too hardworking. Almost every third person regularly does not take breaks at work, reports the Federal Ministry of Labor. It should not be underestimated how important the lunch break is for well-being and performance. Many also drink too little. Headaches, tiredness and decreased concentration can be the consequences. Alcohol-free beer is also becoming increasingly popular as a thirst quencher for lunch breaks. In addition to the refreshing taste, Bitburger 0.0% has what is known as the isotonic effect, which is created by the special brewing process. Isotonic drinks give the body back energy, minerals, vitamins and water as quickly as possible. WAGE TAX AID Our advice centers in your area: Leipzig, Johannisplatz Leipzig, Pfaffendorfer Straße Leipzig, Zschortauer Straße 76, Zi Leipzig, Georg-Schumann-Straße Leipzig, Am Markt Leipzig, Zschochersche Allee Leipzig, Schnorrstraße Leipzig, Karl-Liebknecht Straße Leipzig, Mockauer Straße Für 39 Euro Become a member: Our thanks to the helpers in the Corona crisis We from the income tax aid association Vereinigte Lohnsteuerhilfe e. V. (VLH) express their gratitude and respect to people in systemically relevant professions for their work in the Corona crisis: Employees who work in systemically relevant areas and who will become VLH members this year will receive membership in 2020 for a minimum of 39 euros. For this purpose, I will prepare the income tax return for you, submit all applications for tax reductions, take over the communication with the tax office and check your tax assessment. The so-called personnel of critical infrastructures, i.e. the systemically relevant professions, include workers in the field of health care, energy supply and the transport and traffic sector. However, the list is a lot longer and corresponds to the guidelines drawn up by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. (For publications online: Here is the link: Guideline of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.) You still have questions: call one of our counseling center managers or send him an email. State home office costs in the tax return In order to avoid the spread of the coronavirus in the company, some employers instruct their employees to work from home. The associated costs, such as telecommunications expenses and office consumables, can be reimbursed tax-free by the employer by way of reimbursement of expenses, explains Erich Nöll, managing director and lawyer at the Federal Association of Wage Tax Assistance Associations in Berlin. However, it is often very time-consuming to determine the costs actually incurred. If a telephone and / or internet connection is required for work in the home office, the employer can reimburse the employee for these telecommunication expenses either 20% of the respective monthly bill, but a maximum of 20% per month tax-free. If the employer does not reimburse the costs, the employee can claim these as income-related expenses in his income tax return. If the employer instructs to work in the home office and the company's office building closes due to the coronavirus, the employee will no longer have a workplace and those employees can also claim the costs of the home office for tax purposes who would otherwise not be able to do so under normal circumstances can, explains Nöll. The prerequisite, however, is that the employee has a closed room available as a home office. Placing a laptop at the dining table is not enough for the advertising expenses to be deducted. A maximum of advertising costs can then be claimed. The maximum amount of can be deducted in full, i.e. not pro rata, even if the home office is not used all year round.

5 May 23, 2020 No. 10 Local / Social 5 Openings only with a hygiene concept We do not want any cuts How to proceed with Leipzig's city budget? An interview with Finance Mayor Torsten Bonew Since May 15, the current Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance has allowed further relaxation in public life.Anyone who is allowed to reopen their business or facility must, however, develop a hygiene concept. These concepts for theaters, musical theaters, cinemas, concert halls, concert venues, opera houses, child and youth welfare services without overnight accommodation, outdoor swimming pools and leisure and amusement parks must be approved by the health department. All other companies, facilities and offers that also have to develop a concept according to the Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance are not obliged to submit it to the health department and have it approved. In the event of controls, however, they must be able to present their concept. The health department answers questions about this at leipzig.de. The concept must include the following statements: meet: The minimum distance of 1.5 meters is observed between people in each direction. If necessary, the minimum distance is increased. Wearing a full face mask is recommended and should be considered if possible. The flow of visitors is directed in such a way that the gathering of people or falling below the minimum distance is prevented. For this purpose z. B. one-way systems are used. Exclusion of persons suspected of being ill Contact follow-up measures Measures to protect vulnerable groups. What other recommendations apply: coronavirus. With the beginning of the Corona crisis, it was clear: Leipzig's plans for the double budget 2021/22 are wasted. Business tax revenues are falling away, important income from offices and proprietary businesses is missing, at the same time spending is increasing and money is needed for aid funds and support offers. But Leipzig's finance mayor Torsten Bonew is currently not planning a budget freeze. That spoke to him about the current budget situation. Mr. Bonew, what loss of income do you currently anticipate for Leipzig and how will these losses affect the city's budget? Torsten Bonew: We have a shortfall in trade tax of 40 percent, in income and sales tax of ten percent this year alone. That means a loss of around 90 million euros for higher expenses, eleven million euros alone due to the Corona crisis, including for the solo self-employed program. And I firmly believe that this is not the end of the story. We'll need until June 30th to analyze everything in more detail. But we have already had to take a cash loan, which according to the latest status this year will increase to 150 million euros. And we expect a further 700 million euros that we will need as a cash loan for the years 2021 and 2022. Luckily unlucky is that the interest rate situation means that 0.22 percent is currently being paid out for it. Large cash loans necessary: ​​The Finance Department anticipates a total of 850 million euros in funding for the years 2020 to Graphic: City of Leipzig So a cash loan as a business model? No, I see that critically. At the moment, the cash advance is a necessity in order to stimulate our economy again. But in the long run a debt trap threatens. A cash advance of this amount is as if half of your annual salary was overdrawn on your payroll account. And the long-term average borrowing interest is nine percent. At two percent alone, that would be a special charge of 17 million euros per year. Where does the city have to save now, where does it have to invest more? Our task as a municipality is to always deal responsibly with the tax euro. We now have to deal with every euro in such a way that it has a countercyclical effect. Everything that we have undertaken in terms of infrastructure, we have to get on the road, by rail or in schools and day-care centers very quickly. Our partners in business, but also charities and the independent cultural scene, should finance mayor Torsten Bonew. Photo: City of Leipzig continues to receive its institutional funding. However, some project funding will be in question because the project cannot even be carried out under the current conditions. Completely changed conditions also for the double household 2021/22. How do you want to reschedule or reorganize it? We had to reschedule the schedule first. The budget cannot be brought in seriously on the planned date of September 16. We are only slowly coming back to forecasts that deserve this term. That is why we have now planned December 16 to bring the budget in; the decision is to be taken in May 2021. If you extrapolate the figures, we can expect a loss of 15 percent for each of the two years 2021 and if you only calculate financially, you would have to cut each budget by 15 percent. For the majority of our tasks, however, there are legal obligations. In addition, we do not want a cut because that would aggravate the crisis rather than ease it. The very good 2020 budget should therefore be the basis for 2021/22. In a sense, we have agreed to a zero round, knowing full well that we will each accumulate a 15 percent loss. According to the current assessment: Which projects will Leipzig have to do without in the upcoming budget, where do Leipzig residents and the associations and cultural workers that have been funded up to now have to tighten their belts? If we manage to continue the 2020 budget, there should be no preferential treatment or disadvantage to individual groups. In the current budget, we are spending more money than ever on culture and social issues. It will certainly be painful because you have got used to the fact that there were always increases. Due to the current situation, they will no longer exist, but we neither have to shorten nor tighten our belts. To what extent is it foreseeable that this crisis will throw back Leipzig's upswing over the past ten years? How long will that be with the city financially? This is currently difficult to predict. I hope that we will get through the crisis quickly and that there will be no lasting disruption to development. We see this crisis as it progresses like a U: It depends on how long the lower bar will be and we are currently assuming two years. We have the potential to build on the previous growth after 24 months, we should be through with the worst. Lara Ludin proposed as representative Image xx 2021: Leipzig City of Social Movements In the future, Leipzig will not only celebrate anniversaries with themed years, but also set annual themes that address current social issues in the city. So in 2021 the motto should be: Leipzig City of Social Movements, decided the service advisory service of the OBM. The city council will vote on this in July. While the main historical milestones and anniversaries of Leipzig have been the focus so far, in the coming years we want to pursue the multi-layered narratives of our urban society: What are the contradicting, perhaps also suppressed, stories of the city? What moves and shapes our urban society? explains Leipzig's mayor of culture, Dr. Skadi Jennicke. The urban theme years are intended as an invitation to all citizens to help shape them and to keep realigning them. Leipzig was a central place for the invention of new forms of political association. This is where the bourgeois liberalism of the early 19th century had one of its strongholds, and this is where the German labor movement and the women's movement emerged. New forms of child and youth education developed and the Theater der Junge Welt was the first German youth theater to be founded here. And of course Leipzig was the center of opposition movements in the GDR. Initial projects such as a special show on the labor movement in Leipzig or on the 75th anniversary of the Young World Theater are already planned for 2021. In the summer, the city also wants to publicly tender project funds and call on the people of Leipzig to develop ideas for the theme year that relate to the present and focus on social movements. Citizens 'offices are now expanding their service again For almost a week, the citizens' offices have been issuing official certifications again. Passports and children's passports can also be applied for and picked up again. The city had severely restricted these services due to the pandemic. The number of notifications is initially limited to a maximum of five per appointment in order to keep the contact time as short as possible. In addition to the original documents, you must also bring the certified copies with you. Visits to the citizens' offices are only possible after prior appointment (. Currently open (Mon. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tue / Thu. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Fri. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.) are the Bürgerämter Otto-Schill-Straße, Wiedebach-Passage, Paunsdorf-Center, Ratzelbogen, Schönefeld, Leutzsch, Stötteritz, Südwest-Zentrum as well as in Wiederitzsch. Lara Ludin. Photo: Jan Tschatschula Lara Ludin is said to be the new representative for people with disabilities City of Leipzig, suggests OBM Burkhard Jung. The city council will vote on this change in June. Ludin prevailed against 55 applicants and succeeds Carola Hiersemann, who retired after 20 years of successful work at the end of February. The 1990 Born Ludin, she most recently worked as a project consultant for inclusion in the Equal Opportunities Office of the University of Leipzig and as a freelance trainer. After completing her bachelor's degree in political science at the University of Erfurt in 2014 and one started As a teacher at the University of Leipzig, Ludin completed a degree in social work at the Catholic University of Social Sciences in Berlin, which she successfully completed in 2019 with a Master of Arts. The position of the disability officer is to be filled from July 1st. Expert advice for a better quality of life in old age Social Welfare Office starts pilot project for preventive home visits in East and West Leipzig Joie de vivre and perspectives are indispensable companions even in old age. To support Leipzig's senior citizens more in this sense as well, the municipal senior citizens' advisory council has been committed to this issue and therefore developed the project Healthy in old age with preventive home visits together with the social welfare office. The concept convinced the city council in January 2020, and now it has been tailored to the corona conditions. We want to offer Leipzigers over the age of 75 to visit them personally and to give them specific advice on living, health, care and everyday activities, explains project manager Carmen Kluge. Of course, advice was only given to those in Leipzig who wanted it. In the past few days, the municipal social welfare office has sent the first letters to citizens who are celebrating their 75th birthday and in the east and west of Leipzig, initially by telephone, later in person: 75-year-old Leipzigers can receive advice on life situations in old age if they wish. Photo: Monkey Business Images / Shutterstock.com. We want to start the pilot phase with these two districts. We also wrote to a small group of 70-year-olds because we want to find out which target group is the right one, explains Kluge. The primary goal of the project is to enable older Leipzigers to live independently within their own four walls for as long as possible. Preventing loneliness, remaining independent and thereby reducing the risks of aging, all of this is part of the concept. The social welfare office wants to continuously check whether the offer meets the needs of the people of Leipzig, whether and how it is being accepted. The Arbeiterwohlfahrt Leipzig-Stadt e. V. won in the west of Leipzig, in the east the task of Mühlstrasse 14 e. V. Anyone who would like to take advantage of advice must, however, take action themselves and contact the providers using the telephone numbers noted in the letter. For security reasons, our social workers do not simply call or stand unannounced at the door. If an appointment is made, they also identify themselves, says Kluge. At the moment, the consultations can only take place by phone because we have to minimize contact with old people for reasons of the pandemic. However, Kluge hopes that from autumn onwards the consultations can take place in the home or in the senior citizens' meeting places of the providers. Information at www. leipzig.de/praeventive-haus visits. Second psychiatry plan adopted Leipzig wants to provide even better care for severely mentally ill people. To this end, the city has set out in the Second Municipal Psychiatry Plan 2020 which aids it would like to stabilize and further expand. On April 29, the city council approved the plan. The city cares for around 1500 affected people through the help network of psychosocial associations. Other seriously mentally ill people are taken care of by the city's social psychiatric service. The aim of the Psychiatry Plan 2020 is, among other things, to further strengthen this service and to further develop help and care offers, especially for the particularly sick. Mayor Thomas Fabian says: A mental illness affects the entire everyday life of those affected and their families to a considerable extent and also affects the immediate social environment. That is why those affected and their relatives need well-developed support and treatment offers. It is essential how dense and differentiated the network of offers is at the respective place of residence and how well it is possible to combine medical-therapeutic treatments with psychosocial support and even self-help. More and more often we experience a mixture of mental illnesses and social emergencies, such as homelessness, knows Leipzig's psychiatry coordinator Thomas Seyde. That is why we must gradually deploy more specialists in the city districts to look after people on site and create better offers. For this purpose, the plan provides for specific standards, such as a specialist for residents. In this way, more intensive support and continuous coordination of all specialists could be achieved, especially for difficult individual cases.

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