The European Social Fund is helping Bulgaria fight the spread of COVID-19. In March 2020, support teams were gathered in almost all municipalities of the country to provide Patronage care to 28 000 people in need and in isolation. Including the elderly and people with disabilities. "We do everything we can to protect these people, to keep them home, to ensure they live a normal life and feel safe", says the project manager of the Patronage Care in the small town of Dupnitsa. This service is funded by ESF through the Human Resources Operational Programme in Bulgaria.