The webpage focused on the problematic of physically handicapped persons dealing mostly with the questions of their employment, but not strictly.
On the webpage there are following buttons:
We placed there also a questionnaire for the representatives of the target group to helps us ameliorate the portal. Besides, there is a form to fill-in when asking for a specific help on a private way.
As most of the documents are relevant for the Czech citizens only we do not offer an English equivalent of this website.
Nevertheless, for degustation you can find some examples of materials placed in the Library of documents.
“SEMAFOR home” is a methodology used to systematically identify architectural barriers in the home environment with regard to the current health condition, specific needs and preferences of each client. As such, it does not identify barriers from the perspective of building standards. The methodology is designed so that the assessment could be carried out both by occupational therapists and other trained professionals. However, assessment by an occupational therapist is recommended. The evaluation results provide detailed information on the barriers present in a given environment of a particular client. Barriers are evaluated both from the perspective of the clients themselves, i.e. people with motor limitations living in a household with accessibility barriers, and from the perspective of the evaluator (an occupational therapist or another trained professional) during a home visit.
While in Western Europe the theory and practice of social farming emerged dozens of years ago, the Czech Republic has discovered the concept only recently. Therefore, in many aspects, the experience from western countries can serve us as a source of inspiration and information of proven success so far. In our environment, too, the social farming concept produces new multifunctional farming benefits which – supported by foreign knowledge and experience – can help solve certain pressing social problems in rural and peri-urban areas.
AUTHORS: TEAM OF INVESTIGATORS OF THE PROJECT OP LZZ
As you take our methodology in your hands, we would like to thank you for giving it your time and attention. We hope this reading experience will interest and inspire you! We wrote these pages with joy because we see that our work is useful to the people it is intended to help. They are enthusiastic about life, about dreaming up plans and implementing them, even though they have been fated with – aside from deep human qualities – disabilities. We also principally thank them, these courageous participants of the Transition Programme (TP). Our thanks also go to our whole organisation, to all of the staff who make this work possible and to our “teachers”, i.e. initially the lecturers and supervisors from the JDC and the Dezider Galský Educational Institute, later European experts who visited the Czech Republic thanks to the QUIP and Rytmus educational organisations, and now our project partner, Soňa Holúbková. The foundation for our work is John O’Brien and his work, which shapes our ideas, creative approach to work and kind approach to other people. John O’Brien’s concept of person-centred planning captured our attention because it respects the uniqueness of each person, their dreams, wishes and values and brings them in line with regular, everyday life. The fundamental idea behind person-centred planning is that each person has their own potential, which we can help them discover and use, both for themself as well as for those around them. Person-centred planning, which we will explore in the ensuing pages, enables us to define and view a person’s dreams, plans and goals, the steps leading to them, and the support those steps require. It also provides us with an opportunity to create and record these steps in an understandable way with the help of their loved ones in a way that makes the person the architect and centre of the entire process.
The main idea of our work is to support people who seek our guidance in living to a high standard and in a meaningful way and in harmony with themselves, their loved ones and their surroundings. We believe that through their active approach to life, they contribute to mutual understanding and respect in society. One of the starting points of person-centred planning is the assumption that each person – first and foremost themself, secondarily their loved ones – knows best what they need. We base our cooperation on this fact and on strengthening the responsibility of the individual and of those around them. This work strives to encourage all participants to adopt a creative approach in resolving situations in life, forming lifelong visions and specific goals and taking daily steps towards them. Through this methodology, we seek to share our experience from the Transition Programme, which, as we have seen, is in line with the essential principles of person-centred planning (PCP). We will present examples of tools that have helped us, cognizant that the best tools are often developed by the individual, and definitely chosen by the individual, according to their disposition, specific situation and circumstances.