Informal support

People with intellectual disabilities are quite often very good at creating their own arrangements when they need support. They may ask friends, colleagues or neighbours to help them. For Inclusion Europe, it is essential to recognise this capacity of people with intellectual disabilities, to strengthen it and to make sure that it is maintained when more formal support arrangements are developed.

The practices falling under the Informal support category are:

CREDO Project

Summary “The CREDO Project aims to develop good practice and planning with young people perceived as having profound and complex impairments as they look forward to adult life. It stands for Creating Real and Equal Development Opportunities.” Location UK Organisation/s Circles Network Issues addressed Supporting young people with profound and complex disabilities to transition into […]

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Peer counselling

Summary ‘Acknowledging that Peer Counselling is crucial to empower persons with disabilities, Upper Austria established, for the first time worldwide, Peer Counselling as a social profession, which values the experience of physical, psychosocial and intellectual disability as a fundamental quality.‘  Title Peer Counselling Location Austria Organisation/s Upper Austria, Directorate Health and Social Affairs Issues addressed […]

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Circles Network

Circles Network is a UK wide voluntary organisation based in Warwickshire, renowned for building inclusive communities on the foundations of justice, advocacy, empowerment and friendships. This organisation has expertise in the development of Circles of Support, Independent and Collective Advocacy, Person Centred Planning and Inclusion into the mainstream of life.

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