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Service Foundation for People with an Intellectual Disability (KVPS)

Working with KVPS always ensures innovative approaches, both if you are working from an academic or Human Rights perspective or you’re working on practice-oriented solutions. KVPS is one of the most active and brilliant organisations around Finland, and it shows.

Ferran Blanco Ros, Project and Development Officer, Support-Girona (Catalonia).

Promoting Equal Opportunities – Developing Together

What do we do?

  • We work to promote a good life for people with intellectual disabilities and their families by lobbying decision-makers and legislators. We co-operate in advocacy work with NGO’s and other parties involved in the field.
  • We promote a person-centred approach to the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. We advocate their full citizenship rights. We carry out development projects and organise various kinds of training.
  • We offer a wide variety of respite care services to cater for the different needs and situations of families and people with special support needs. We support parents in coping with their situation and make it possible for carers to have short breaks and days off.
  • We acquire apartments for young people and adults with intellectual disabilities who wish to live on their own. We develop group housing for people with special support needs.

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Self-Directed Support Network

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Petra Rantamäki

Director of Development Activities
puh. +358 40 182 3352
Tampere, Finland

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