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Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla

Sociedade Portuguesa de Esclerose Múltipla

Rua Zófimo Pedroso 66 a 70, 1950-291, Lisboa, Portugal  - +351218650480

description of organisation

The Portuguese Multiple Sclerosis Society (SPEM) is a Portuguese IPSS founded in 1984 with the mission to improve the quality of life of people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) by attending them through several social services, as well supporting their caregivers and relatives.
SPEM develops its activities in different but complementary areas: on one hand it works with public powers and national competent authorities in social and health areas, in order to promote a higher efficiency in spreading the information about MS disease and access to the related therapies; on the other hand, it provides integrated and multidisciplinary support through specialized services such as the Ocupational Activities Center, Neurorehabilitation Centre, Home care, Psychology, Social Work or Juridical Support.

Main regular activities developed are:
- in the Occupational Activities Centre: Improvisation theatre; Manual activities; Festive seasons themed events; Relaxing and Cognitive stimulation activities.
- in Social Work (EM’Laço Project): Home visits to support socially isolated people; Outdoor activities; Cognitive stimulation activities;
Fine motor skills activities.
Sporadic events: Awareness and fundraising campaigns; World MS Day and MS Patient National Day.

Counting on more than 2.700 active members, SPEM has its headquarters in Lisbon but it is present in several areas throughout Portugal (at the moment 9 delegations and 1 "núcleo") and continuing extending its reach to more and more people affected by MS, as it is estimated that there are more than 8.000 patients suffering from MS.

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has a physical environment suitable for young people with physical, sensory or other disabilities (such as wheelchair access and similar.
  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projectsHosting organisationSupporting organisation
Economic obstacles
Geographical obstacles
Cultural differences

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
EVS vacancy at SPEM (Lisbon, Portugal)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to May 2018
01/09/2017 - 31/05/2018
13/07/2017 closed

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Volunteering

Role Expiry date
PIC no: 915357088 | Last updated on 09/05/2017

Organisation topics

Disabilities - special needs

Enhance social inclusion, equal opportunities and participation in sports