The aim of the social rehabilitation service package for people with hearing and mental development impairment is to facilitate client’s motivation and improve his abilities and skills to integrate into the community of deaf people and into the society, in order to decrease social isolation and improve the quality of his life.
The service package is aimed at readaptation, resocialisation and social integration of people with hearing and mental development impairment
The service is provided in accordance with the Social Rehabilitation (hereinafter referred as SRH) programme to people with hearing and mental development impairment designated for people with hearing and mental/intellectual development impairments (only for people residing outside Riga). The group consists of 6 persons.
SRH programme includes a 28-day cycle (food, accommodation, informal leisure activities in the evening and at weekends). Duration of the sessions: 8 hours a day for each client. The methods applied during sessions are selected according to each client’s abilities and individual needs, taking into consideration client’s experience, skills and specifics of the cognitive process.
SRH service is provided by social worker, psychologists, educators, social rehabilitologist, physiotherapist, massage therapist, sports instructor, computer skill training specialist, with the participation of sign language interpreters, assistant, clients’ service specialists, leisure activities organisers, and other specialists (psychiatrist, lawyer, carrier specialist, physician). The work during sessions is organised in teams – several specialists work together in several sessions.
SRH package is provided by Social rehabilitation programme for deaf persons with mental development impairment which determines the aims, tasks of each service and division of topics.
SRH programme blocks:
- Psychological rehabilitation
- Communication and language
- Improvement of life skills
- Physical rehabilitation
- Informative part
The client can apply for the service in LNS RC service provision centres, by previous appointment personally or electronically.