Short break and personal assistance
WHY SHORT BREAK?
- The educational, social and professional development of dependents depends primarily on the actual guardians.
- A disproportionate amount of time and work of actual caregivers than in the case of specialists: “80% of support services are provided by the family or loved ones, and only 20% by specialists”, President of the International Short Break Association, Don Williamson
- Growing old age population, declining young population.
- Increase in life expectancy.
- Increased spending on social policy as a consequence of the development of medicine.
- Increasing pressure on the declining number of working-age caregivers and underage family members.
SCOPE OF ACTIVITIES OF THE IMAGO FOUNDATION IN THE AREA OF DEVELOPMENT OF SHORT BREAK/RESPITE CARE SERVICES
- Popularization of respite care services through conferences, seminars, workshops, in cooperation with foreign and domestic partners.
- Development of tools, standards and good practices.
- Development of the knowledge of non-governmental organizations and public administration. Incubation of respite care programs in collaboration with public and non-public service providers.
- Co-creating, together with the public administration, policies, strategies and programs, respite care.
- Networking of national cooperation between public and non-public institutions.
- Networking of international cooperation on the basis of the International Short Break Association (ISBA; isba.me), including the adaptation of methods and solutions.
PERSONAL ASSISTANCE (PA) MODEL – THE MODEL OF PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AND SHORT BREAK SERVICES
SCOPE OF THE IMAGO FOUNDATION ACTIVITIES – OFFER
- Implementation of the organizational structure in accordance with the PA model (including adaptation of tools and implementation of the human resources structure)
- Support for the recruitment processes of service coordinators, assistants and carers Implementation of training courses preparing to perform the role of the Personal Assistant of a Person with Disability and the Caregiver of a dependent person
a) Personal Assistant for Persons with Disabilities – 60 training hours (including 40 hours of practical classes)
b) The carer of a dependent person – 80 training hours
c) The carer of the dependent person for the service provided within the neighborhood help – 12 training hours
- Implementation of tasks supporting Assistants, Caregivers and Service coordinators:
a) individual and group supervision – qualitative and quantitative scope depending on the needs
b) supplementary training – qualitative and quantitative scope depending on the needs