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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
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
Community-based support services to persons with psychosocial disabilities
‘Seher Urban Community Mental Health and Inclusion’ (UCMHI) is a programme of the Indian Bapu Trust designed to promote independent living for people with psychosocial disabilities residing in urban slum settlements. In 2022 the model has been implemented in additional Indian states.
BAPU TRUST FOR RESEARCH ON MIND AND DISCOURSE, Bapu Trust For Research on Mind & Discourse, India
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
A business approach to sustainable community living
"Mustard Seed Communities" (MSC) facilitates the development of minimum assisted-living communities and provides employment for persons with disabilities by offering skills training and equipment. In 2015 MSC had 12 residential centres catering to some 400 children and adults with disabilities.
Digicel Foundation Jamaica, Jamaica
Philanthropy and government combining to create national disability service reform
The Service Reform Fund aims to implement reform in mental health, disability, and homeless services. The SRF awards government grant funding for projects that support persons with disabilities to move out of institutions into a community-based environment. From 2016 to 2018, 16 grants totalling € 7.9 million were awarded.
Genio Trust, Ireland
Inclusive organic agriculture farming for all, with approximately half being persons with disabilities
CBM cooperates with local partners across various states of India to train farmers, including people with disabilities, in organic farming and in supporting them by providing community loans for the procurement of equipment and livestock. By 2016 more than 11,000 farmers participated, 4,098 of whom were people with disabilities.
CBM - Christoffel Blind Mission India, India
Initiating microfinancing and micro-enterprises for a whole city sub-district
In 2015, YPSA surveyed 1,250 persons with disabilities in Sitakund and organized them into 50 self-help groups. Based on their socio-economic background and personal interest, 250 persons were selected to receive interest-free loans, vocational training as well as support to establish their own businesses.
YPSA - Young Power in Social Action, Sitakund sub-district of Chittagong, Bangladesh
Offering professional services of well-trained persons with intellectual disabilities to companies
With its Social Enterprises programme the Pentru Voi Foundation promotes the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in the work place through various activities, including personnel leasing, job coaching and skills enhancement training and collaborations with companies. 90% of the customers of these services are private companies.
Pentru Voi Foundation, Social Enterprises, Romania
Peer-led organization of persons with psychosocial disabilities in sub-Saharan Africa
Since 2017 the National Self-Advocacy in Uganda (UNSAI) has been assisting people with psychosocial disabilities with ‘Support my Choice’, a programme that enables participants who would otherwise be institutionalized to live independently, benefitting 150 people to date.
UNSAI-Uganda National Self-Advocacy Initiative, Support my Choice, Uganda