People with intellectual disabilities in the local community
Outcome:
empowerment of vulnerable groups
City (headquarters):
Węgorzewo
Voivodeship (headquarters):
warmińsko-mazurskie
Dates:
31-01-2023 - 31-01-2023
Status:
in progress
Project cost:
28 508 EUR
Funding:
25 000 EUR
Outreach:
local
Types of activities:
respite care / supported housing
Target groups:

Adults with intellectual disabilities need support and training on self-reliance. In the Węgorzewski poviat there are no social integration clubs. In turn, facilities that provide 24-hour care for people with disabilities are located in remoted towns. The few personnel at the facilities do not provide sufficient care, and the program supporting people with intellectual disabilities cannot be expanded. In the neighbouring poviats, there are also no support or training residences.
The project addresses the problem of inadequate support for people with intellectual disabilities in the Węgorzewski poviat.
We intend to create an independent training residence (conversion of loft space) for two people, an exercise hall open all year round (conversion of ground-level premises) and a place for integration/outdoor and sports events (awning and barbecue, an outdoor gymnasium in the garden). The hall and the garden will also be available to the local community. We intend to promote on a broad scale the idea of assisted residences among local CSOs, local government authorities in the area, and schools of secondary and higher level (training and information and promotion). Following resident acceptance, our coaches and therapists will conduct daily training on cuisine, hygiene, finance, social issues, how to deal with difficult situations, etc.
The participants in the project will be adults with intellectual disabilities.
As a result, 33 people with intellectual disabilities will improve their self-confidence, learn to deal with various situations that arise in life, become aware of their potential, and improve their self-esteem. The project will also result in integration with the local community.

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