ΘΑλΕΙΑ 2021-2027

Examples of Projects

Provision of Home Care Services for People with Disabilities

Μια-Ευρώπη-πιο-κοινωνική
Policy Objective 4

A more Social and Inclusive Europe

Programme Priority

Social Innovative Actions

Specific Objective

Social Inclusion & Social Cohesion

Project Budget

€8M

95%
EU Contribution

Implementation Period
2022-2025

Pan-Cypriot

Implementing Body
Cyprus Paraplegics Association (OPAC)

22423520 / 22496494

mail@opak.org.cy
frontistes@opak.org.cy

Short Description/Objective

Home Care Services for People with Disabilities
Home Care Services for people with paraplegia and quadriplegia operates on a daily basis (seven days a week). Beneficiaries (Service Recipients) are provided with personal care and escort services. They also receive support services from Social Workers, a Psychologist and other Associates of related disciplines. Services are provided on a nationwide basis, with professionalism, confidentiality and respect, under the supervision of both the Supervisors and the Management of the Service.

Home Care services are offered nationwide and aims to reach a maximum number of people, covering as many needs as possible.

Offering Job Opportunities to the Unemployed
Services are provided through the employment of a large number of unemployed citizens who are recruited by the Care Service of the Cyprus Paraplegics Association and receive continuous training and guidance.

Expected Benefits/Outcomes

Better Quality of Life and Independent Living
Offering Home Services to persons with disabilities in order to improve their quality of life and promote independent living.

Inclusion and Equal Participation
Utilisation of this support service by persons with disabilities to maximise their ability to participate equally in different areas of life, such as:

  • Social
  • Cultural
  • Sport and entertainment
  • Health and other services

Creating a New Profession
The provision of appropriate training offered to Caregivers makes them experts in this field and thus contributes to the creation of a new profession in Cyprus. The aim is to regulate the profession at national level.

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