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ESF 3.42: An Independent Living Training Service for Disabled People in Malta

Spiża tal-proġett: €398,794
Benefiċjarju: Kummissjoni Nazzjonali ghal Persuni b'Dizabilita' (KNPD)
Line Ministry: Ministry for Justice, Dialogue and the Family (MJDF)
Start Date: 2008
End Date: 2011

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

This project will provide trainers working with disabled people with a training package that helps them prepare disabled people for increase independence. The training will include participation in courses aboard and visits by foreign experts to Malta. This training will be mainly (but not exclusively) addressed to occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Operational Programme: OPII Empowering People for More Jobs and a Better Quality of Life ESF
Fund: European Social Fund
Priority Axis: PA3 Promoting and equal and inclusive labour market
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIIPA3 Promoting an inclusive society.
Focus Area of Intervention: OPIIPA3 Addressing labour market distortions and ensuring that work pays.
Focus Area of Intervention: OPIIPA3 Innovative activities.

Project Objectives

To promote the participation of disabled people, especially those with mobility impairment, in the labour market and in community life by equipping trainers with the appropriate knowledge and skills. In turn, these trainers will be able to carry out specialised needs assessment trailing of assistive equipment and referrals to ETC for vocational training and employment opportunities for disabled persons.

Project Results

Training of 4 driving instructors who will provide the training in adaptive driving/transport to disabled persons/carers. Training of 77 professionals in the areas of: 1) Disability Equality Training;2) Wheelchair assessment and prescription;3) Seating assessment and prescription; 4) Moving and Handling/Mobility assessment and prescription of related equipment;5) Assistive equipment for independent living; 6) Adaptive driving and transport systems; 7) Pre/Vocational training; 8) Environmental modification for independent living

Project Purpose

Trainers working with disabled people seeking to improve their knowledge and skills will be the target beneficiaries of this project. They will benefit from an increased level of expertise in assessing and training disabled people towards independence. They will also be able to fill in a gap in current service provision whereby disabled persons who need assistive equipment to increase their independence cannot obtain the necessary assessment and training in Malta.