Taking care of people with disability

I am very pleased to present to you our new magazine formula, which remains the news magazine of our Fund and its 66 institutions and services, but we wanted to open it outside to our partners and promote personal, collective or professional initiatives. We want to specify this will in order to act together with you, regardless of whether you accompany a person, member, family, friend, partner, community or patron.

In this sheet you will find the events and holidays that our institutions celebrate this last semester, from the Christmas holidays to the first meetings of spring, you will open the way for an amateur model member who has succeeded in sharing her passion, as well as an interview with a devoted family. The main file speaks of “Caring for People with Disabilities”: this is one of our priorities for everyone, regardless of our functions or missions in the Fund. In our new “Working Together” section, we highlighted the initiatives of employees, families, friends, volunteers, corporate sponsors who support us and allow us to continue to fulfill our missions.

It was in this warm atmosphere that residents, their families and friends were able to enjoy hot wine (without alcohol!) In the season before enjoying a Christmas meal. all together on a plate. In the afternoon, everyone was able to join the dance hall in time with the group.

A festive day with a guide, a friend of all the inhabitants of the city. They enjoyed the Christmas snack galore. Each family brought something to feast on, and the party continued in music to the delight of everyone, in the rhythm of the guitar and songs.

Is an “exit” policy in place to support people with disabilities? Today, a policy of equality and integration, deployed throughout the territory, will arise in a much wider international movement in which we would like us to believe. The International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, signed in 2007 and ratified by France in 2010, establishes new guidelines for our reception, support and home care structures so that everyone can become a full-fledged citizen.

Thus, citizenship and people’s participation inclusion of persons with disabilities are encouraged as basic ambitions by those who work together with people with disabilities to support them in gaining autonomy, to encourage them in their daily life in order to restore their rights. The primary objective of these international charters is to reduce and revoke fundamental freedoms, such as access to health care, freedom of expression, the right to participate, the right to work, the right to the right to education, to name a few. Every day strives to respect these fundamental rights, ensuring the professional integration of people with disabilities. Through its actions, innovative initiatives, the ethics of its professionals and its members, it helps to ensure that everyone can fully participate in the life of our city.

For too long, disability has been approached mainly from the point of view of disability, and a person with a disability is seen as a set of symptoms that need to be treated, inability to correct or get around. This vision was consistent with the response of professionals focused on care, not on accompaniment, on “treatment”, and not on “care”. But in recent years, our collective perceptions have changed significantly; This is evidenced by the evolution of the vocabulary when “patients” become, for example, “users of care”, or “care” becomes “support”. This new approach to man is the product of a story that has deeply updated our perception of disability and, more broadly, our concept of health and our philosophy of care. The increasing recognition of patients’ rights, the assimilation of the social model of disability, the understanding of the multidimensional dimension of disability, and the change in our collective health needs have all played a convergent role in this decision. conscience.

The well-being of nature affects those who live in big cities, where it is easy to forget how much each product, from the food to the clothes we wear or household items, is the fruit of the fertility of the earth and the thousands of factors that allow the ecosystem to continue to function. exist. The link between humans and the environment is much more evident in rural areas. If fish populations decline along the coast, fishing communities will have serious difficulties finding economic alternatives for their livelihoods.