Independent living projects: Assisted Living, Training House, Supervised Residence
The objective of this initiative is to make the transition to an independent life easier for people with intellectual disabilities. To this end, we help them with the preliminary step, we organise a training residence where they will learn the necessary skills to become independent in the future.
Having completed the training at a Training House, they are given the necessary support to become independent in a residence that they share with friends and are supervised by a professional from the Foundation.
Launched in 2013, the training house is a place to learn how to live independently. People with intellectual disabilities are given training on all the skills required to live independently. And, as training, we provide them with real-life experiences sleeping and living away from home. The house gives instruction to 36 clients per year.
In July of 2011, four co-workers from the Special Employment Centre began a new life in our first supervised residence, awarded by the IVIMA of Madrid [housing institute]. This was a giant step towards the independence for people with intellectual disabilities.
Today there are 3 residences and we hope to open more in the near future and certainly with many of the users who have received training at our training house.
If people with intellectual disabilities want to live more independently away from the family environment or they have lost their next of kin, they get access to the assisted living residence. It’s a model that gets residents familiar with the norms of ordinary life, they are provided with comprehensive care that includes lodging; their upkeep; assistance to carry out daily life activities; personal, family, and social support; and leisure and free time activities.
Concerted Center with the Ministry of Social Affairs of the Community of Madrid