V Innovation Meeting


“Growing by putting down roots”
#5th The People Foundation Innovation Meeting Art, transformation, 3D future and social engagement

More than 100 multidisciplinary professionals came together to share knowledge and best practices, fostering teamwork and driving innovation and quality experiences with a view to continuously improving the services accessed by each and every person with an intellectual disability.

The event was attended by the Director General for the Elderly, the Disabled and Dependency Care of the Junta de Castile and León and the closing ceremony was led by Manuel Fernández, President of the People Foundation.
The Foundation’s General Director Jesús Mazariegos got the event underway by discussing cutting-edge technologies as the axis and the level of care given to each person as the raison d’être for the day-to-day work of the professionals in attendance.

Presented by journalist Andrea Magdalena Rojo, from RTVCYL, the event saw participation from Laura Garrido, from APADIS Madrid, who spoke about active support, a methodology that helps in the process of transforming services geared towards generating healthy environments.

Palencia, Guardo and Aguilar showed art and culture as tools to build self-esteem and active participation in the community, gaining visibility and working as a team.

We learned that people with intellectual disabilities in Segovia volunteer with a number of the city’s groups and organisations, fostering a chain of value, support and social progress.

The People Foundation Zamora delegation gave a demo on 3D printers, showing that technology, as well as fostering creativity, has therapeutic rehabilitation purposes (adapters for spoons, forks, door keys…).

And Valladolid presented a pilot project under the paradigm of independent living with a view to empowering the people we support, so that they can decide on the activities to be carried out in collaboration with different community resources.

Finally, a summary of the Admirable Full Inclusion Practices of Plena in Zaragoza was also shown, recognising 3 excellent projects looking at innovation and transformation: “Me, You, Them… Them in movement”, “Generating synergies with government” and “ #MyVoteCounts Campaign”.

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