PERSONS, SUPPORT, AND EMPOWERMENT
Last October, 10th, there was a meeting of “Persons, Support and Empowerment” at CaixaForum, in Barcelona, to present the results of the surveys done by the users, families of Plan for the Future, volunteers, collaborator centres, professionals, and members of Patronage. The information has helped us to collect opinions and assessments about the challenges and priorities that are to be included in the Strategic Plan 2022 of the foundation.
Sara Quiles and Eduard Garcia, users, were in charge of chairing the meeting, which had the participation of Josep Tresserras, manager-director, and Jordi Costa, president of the patronage of the foundation.
The event included a panel discussion, enlivened by Eulàlia Balañà, patron of the foundation, and had the participation of Dani Garcia, user, Anna Maria Carceller, family of Plan for the Future, Sergi Segarra, volunteer, Nuria Sandín, social referent, and Carles Dalmau, patron of the entity. The participants, representing the different collectives that are part of Som – Fundació, shared with the assistants the most relevant actions proposed to the foundation in order to be implemented in the future.
Finally, Albert Rodríguez, member of the pilot group that has elaborated the Strategic Plan 2022, presented the strategic guidelines, outstanding that one of the challenges of the Plan is to facilitate the social inclusion of the persons with intellectual disability that we support, and empower them by means of a process of cognitive accessibility. At the end of the presentation, the attendants were able to have a question time, and clarify doubts on the matters they were concerned.
The meeting finished with a refreshment in which the attendants shared information and experiences.