Finance and banking

The practices relevant to Finance and Banking are:

Trusts

Summary This practice describes how to leave money/property to beneficiaries with intellectual disabilities without them having to worry about the responsibility of looking after it in their lifetime. Issue addressed It addresses the issue of financial planning and property management for persons with intellectual disabilities, when the parents can and want to leave them assets. […]

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Alternative to guardianship in financial affairs

Summary This practice is the results of a pilot project and research conducted by Bizchut thanks to the Open Society Foundations. The findings of the project are presented in one very comprehensive publication available in English. The report presents the background issues and the alternatives found out in the pilot project. Then it discusses the […]

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Black and White

The Black and White project aims to better implement Article 12 in the Czech Republic. It combines legal expertise and fieldwork conducted with people with intellectual and psychosocial disabilities, their families or circles of support. The project is implemented by QUIP and the Association for support of people with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Czech Republic (Inclusion Czech Republic).

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VELA microboards

A Microboard™ is a small (micro) group of committed family and friends who join together with a perticulat individual individual to create a non-profit society, or a board. Together, they will help the individual plan his/her life, advocate for what he/she needs, monitor services and ensure they are safe, and connect him/her to the wider community.

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ACADAS online decision-making tool

This website has been designed for people with (intellectual) disabilities, with an age related illness or with mental health problems. It has been developed by a non-profit, advocacy organisation from Australia, ACADAS Advocacy.

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I take care of myself! Power of Attorney in easy language

The “power of attorney in easy language” is a consulting concept to support people with disabilities to create proxies. It shows how to give other persons, by means of a legal document, power to issue declarations and perform legal acts for an individual.

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The Supported Bank Account

The “Supported Bank Account” (“Betreutes Konto”) is a service provided by a mainstream debt counselling service in the city of Vienna in cooperation with some selected banks. The supported account helps the clients with complying to their payment obligations. Through this support service the eviction of many people could already be prevented

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Betreuungsverein of Hamburg

This Betreuungsverein is one example for the work of these local associations that undertake in Germany the recruitment, training and management of custodians (Betreuer). They are independent organisations that facilitate the implementation of the German “Custodianship Law” (Betreuungsrecht) and work in close cooperation with the respective courts and social services.

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Registered Disability Savings Plan

A Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP) is a Government of Canada program designed to enable individuals with disabilities, with assistance from family and friends to save for their future financial security.

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Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre and Registry

The Nidus Personal Planning Resource Centre is a non-profit, charitable
organization. Nidus provides information in British Columbia about
personal planning, specializing in Representation Agreements (supported
decision-making agreement) and also operates a centralized Registry for personal planning documents.

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