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"Proefwonen" – fast access to affordable homes
Through "Proefwonen", housing and social service providers collaborate to facilitate rental access for people with intellectual disabilities or mental health problems. A steering group matches available housing with the candidate-tenants through a consensus process. 24 candidate-tenants have entered the program over a period of three years.
Zennevalley Home Furnishings, Belgium
Supportive Housing: Helping young adults to live independently
Supported Housing assists young adults with intellectual disabilities to become involved in community and social activities. Once they are transitioned into their apartments, they are provided with a care coordinator who teach them to live independently and who are continuously involved in their overall well-being.
JDC Israel - Israel Unlimited, Israel
Living alone with individualized support
API developed models of community-based services, such as "organized housing" and specialized foster family care, to enable children and adults with intellectual disabilities to move from large residential institutions to a life in the community. In 2003, "organised housing" was introduced by law as a new type of service.
Association for Promoting Inclusion, Croatia
Supported Housing for Women with Psychosocial Disabilities and Sexual Trauma
Three or four women with post-traumatic stress disorder due to sexual abuse share an apartment. A female social worker and rehabilitation counselor, both trained in sexual trauma and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), visit the apartment daily. The service offers personal meetings, group therapy, and peer support.
ENOSH - The Israeli Mental Health Association, Seeds of Wellness, Israel
Cross-sectoral effort to build accessible homes for people with disabilities in poverty
Puspadi Bali operates a housing project in Bali for people with physical disabilities living in poverty. The houses are built after an individual evaluation and in collaboration with Warmadewa University and Journeyman International, an NGO focusing on architectural services in a humanitarian context.
PUSPADI Bali, Accessible Housing, Indonesia
Housing and person-centred support for persons with intellectual disabilities
Union SUMERO is supporting persons with intellectual disabilities to live together in shared accommodations of up to five residents. Assistants support them to carry out daily tasks, and thus enable them to stay in their local communities. Between 2011 and 2018, 80 users moved into 25 houses across the country.
Association Sumero, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Combining architecture, universal design and social work, RIOinclui offers accessible housing for children and youths with disabilities living in poor conditions in the city of Rio de Janeiro. A full network of local support is provided.
Targeting physical and social mobility at the same time, the project goes beyond architectural interventions: reasonable accommodation for the beneficiaries and their care-givers is created. The whole family is empowered to benefit from statutory social welfare; a network of local support is provided.
RIOinclui - Social Work of the City Rio de Janeiro, At the nexus of architecture and social work in Rio, Brazil
Action plans to support the transition from secondary school
"On the Verge of Adulthood" supports people with intellectual impairment in the phase of becoming adults. Together, a personal action plan is drawn up on key issues such as work, housing or further education. The implementation involves not only the young people and their parents, but also other relevant stakeholders.
KVPS - Service Foundation for People with Intellectual Disability, On the Verge of Adulthood, Finland
Full-time, unlimited jobs in facility management
Chance B is an NGO and social service provider operating in rural areas of Styria, one of the nine Austrian states. Among its services, the organization offers employment and housing support. Through its Hausmasters programme, it provides full-time employment for approximately 60 people with disabilities.
Chance B Holding GmbH, Hausmasters Dienstleistungs GmbH/, Austria
Person centred assistance and accommodation in communal housing
"Supported Living in the Community" places people with intellectual disabilities in shared apartments and supports them individually. Following a pilot between 2005 and 2008, the programme has since grown to a long-term project with 39 adults living in 12 apartments across the city of Novi Sad. Nine of them previously resided in institutions.
School for Elementary and Secondary Education - Milan Petrovic, Serbia