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Social and professional reintegration units


Organizational units without legal personality, providing social and professional reintegration services adressed to people at risk of social exlusion, run by non-profit organizations, local government units or other entities, e.g. social cooperatives.

Reintegration units include: social integration centres (CIS), social integration clubs (KIS), vocational activity establishments (ZAZ)occupational therapy workshops (WTZ).

Social integration center is an educational institution, with status given by voivode, where the element of education is work as part of social employment. The participants of the classes are people at risk of social exlusion especially long-term unemployed, homeless, disabled persons, alkohol and drug addicts, with mental disorders, released from prisons and refugees. The aim of the CIS activities is to rebuild social skills and abbility to perform work on the labor market.

Social integration club provides suport individuals and their famielies in rebuilding and holding of ability to participation in the life of the local community, returning to fulfilling social equality and increasing professional qualifications. KIS should be open to the needs of the local environment and should adjust the scope of the services and activities to the need of all groups at risk of social exlusion.

Vocational activity establishment is a reintegration unit, with status given by voivode, which combines social and vocational rehabilitation of disabled people with running a business. ZAZ creates jobs for persons with legal confirmation of disability and has a reguirement to employ at least 70% disabled persons with severe degree of disability and with moderate degree of disability if autism, mental retardation or mental illness.

Occupational therapy workshop is an institution ssupporting the proces of social and vocational rehabilitation of the disabled persons in the field of developing the ability to perform activities of everyday life and skills nessesary for employment. Participants of WTZ are intelectually or physically disabled persons, with severe or moderate disability certificates and an indication for occupational therapy. The activity of WTZ is not of a profitable nature.

Contact person on methodology:
Edyta Makowska-Belta