Mariona Ribó and Meritxell Boixadera Catalan cooperative
“ The Fageda” <ul><li>The Fageda is a cooperative initiative of Catalan social non-profit created in 1982 in Olot. Its aim is the integration of people of the region of Garrotxa (Girona) who suffer intellectual disabilities or severe mental disorders. We work a total of 270 people, including users and professionals. </li></ul>
<ul><li>More The Casals the social seat, located in the “Fageda d'en Jordà”, one of the main reserves of the Natural Park of Volcanic Zone of Garrotxa. This estate of 15 hectares, we carry out most activities, both production and welfare. </li></ul>The welfare activities: an Occupational Therapy Service, assisted apartments for workers and leisure activities. The productive activities of the cooperative are predominantly agricultural and developed inside part of an administrative Special Employment Centre: a dairy farm for the production of milk, dairy products production of dairy products , a part of gardening, a forestry nursery and craft workshop.
Model of “the Fageda” <ul><li>By dint of years and with the help of many, has become a project economically viable, respectful people, animals and the environment. Our brand of dairy proud and self-esteem is a contribution to more than 270 workers and members of the cooperative, 60% of whom have learning disabilities or severe mental illness. We work to all adults of Garrotxa whose certificate of mental disability and are able to work, something unique in the state where this group meets with almost universal rejection by the economic and social agents. </li></ul>
Facts and figures <ul><li>Total number of employees and assisted 276 people </li></ul><ul><li>Of which have disabled intellectual or mental illness 160. </li></ul><ul><li>People in apartments or assisted autonomy in the home 60. </li></ul><ul><li>Unemployment in the Garrotxa the group with intellectual disability 0%. </li></ul><ul><li>Invoicing in Euros 10.750.970. </li></ul><ul><li>Evolution on the previous year 10%. </li></ul><ul><li>Units of yoghurt produced 40 million a year. </li></ul><ul><li>Cattle (milk cow farm) 500. </li></ul><ul><li>Investment in Euros 816 000. </li></ul><ul><li>Eight jobs created during the 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>People embedded in other companies in the region 17. </li></ul><ul><li>(Provisional data on 12/31/2010) </li></ul>
Yogurt of the Fageda <ul><li>The Fageda produces 18 different flavours of yogurt and dairy desserts, labelled entirely in Catalan. We are now the third manufacturer of yogurt in Catalonia. </li></ul>
Ice scream of the Fageda <ul><li>Since March 2010 Fageda produces frozen own label. The new factory is located in Badalona, in the old factory Bond. The ice cream made with milk Fageda The fresh pasteurized milk and cream from the farm Garrotxa, combined with the other ingredients are natural and no dyes or preservatives. In the workshop of the new factory in Badalona use traditional methods and formulations. </li></ul>
The Fageda, an example of a sustainable farm <ul><li>The Fageda takes care of the environment by studies of energy consumption, reducing waste and recycling and recovery of waste generated. For this reason 2 years ago Fageda installed a composting plant in our facilities, so that we can reduce the problem of dispersion of slurry into the soil. And every day they generate about 16 tons of manure on our farm. </li></ul>The slurry, along with manure and water cleaning are the ingredients of the compound obtained through a natural process that takes about 3 months. Monthly we obtain about 90 tons used mainly for farming and gardening.
Occupational Therapy Service <ul><li>The Occupational Therapy Service The Fageda is a rehabilitation service during the day aimed at people with intellectual disabilities and / or severe mental disorders who are of working age with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 65%. </li></ul><ul><li>To meet their needs, 50% of the day is devoted to work activities designed to therapeutic use. The other 50% of the day is spent on personal activities of adjustment so that everyone can develop their full potential, in a balanced and reliable relationship. The STO is located on the premises of the headquarters of the Fageda and currently houses 36 people. </li></ul>
Residential Services <ul><li>To meet the housing needs of people, the Healthcare Foundation of Garrotxa Services has developed and manages two services: the residence and the service support to autonomy in their own home. </li></ul><ul><li>- The residence: There are two residences to take in a total of thirty six people: the “Caliu” and the “Mas Els Cassés”. The main objective of these residences is the individual attention of the whole person, promoting their utmost autonomy. </li></ul><ul><li>-Service Support to autonomy in own home: It is to offer specific support to those people who, for their features and capabilities, they can live independently in a house rented or property. The service gives attention to 20 people. </li></ul>
Integration Service to the Community <ul><li>The Integration Service to the Community was created in late 2007 with the objective to achieve maximum integration in society (at work, social and personal) of those people with a capacity for work and a degree enough autonomy to access the ordinary labor market. </li></ul>For to get a stable job and quality: • they evaluated the capacities of the candidate. • they offered training for new social and work habits, if is necessary through practices in companies. • they do support the insertion and monitoring along time.