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Professional training course for daily life companions for the elderly

15 young people with disabilities are being trained with the support of the "Aktion Mensch" Association  in Oradea for everyday companion in the elderly. They are young people who have either not found a job, or are dissatisfied with their working places they obtained under our subproject of assisted jobs for people with disabilities. "I want to do something with people," have repeatedly told us a few of them. Although they were successfully placed on the first labor market, their jobs were in the industrial manufacturing sector or in cleaning or janitorial service. Everyday companion in the elderly support these people in the household, in mobility and lead discussions or attend recreational activities. They do – as in Germany – everything a professional care service cannot afford. The need of the elderly in Romania is particularly large. Therefore, our project: “Training course for daily life  companions for the elderly” is a useful one for both the elderly and the trainee people with disabilities who receive in this way a meaningful work perspective.


Transfer of a home for people with disabilities in the free sponsorship

The home in Cadea, the one the Asociatia romana germana Alstersdorf as trustee wants to take over, is one of the old conventional exile centers for young adults with disabilities. They live here, guarded around the clock, poorly supplied and without perspective. The most of them want to work and lead a normal life. The transfer in our trusteeship means that in the near future we can build in Cadea, without major bureaucratic obstacles, workshops that would allow not only meaningful work, but also produce goods that can be sold on the market. Planned are a tailor and a woodworking shop. We intend to improve the accomodations step by step. We want to create additional living space outside the home, in order to eliminate the narrowness existing within the home, little by little, and to enable living conditions similar to a family.

If previously we have worked within the institutions to improve them, later outside them to build alternatives of living and working, this is now for the first time that we take over one of the old homes and try to change it from inside in order to create a better and more humane structure.