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Integrations-Werkstätten Oberschwaben gGmbH

(IWO gGmbH)

description of organisation

The Werkstatt für behinderte Menschen (WfbM) (Workshop for Disabled People) is a part of the Integrationswerkstätten Oberschwaben GmbH (IWO). It offers very good integration and support of people with mental (mind), physical (body) and severe multiple disabilities. The institution offers varied and challenging group work opportunities and individual care and therapy activities. These are structured daily.The structure of the facilities is very good and there is disabled-friendly work equipment. Our disabled workers receive many benefits, for example: the participation in work and community life, rehabilitation, personal and employment development, self-determination and independence.We are members of the German Paritätischen Wohlfahrtsverband (Parity Association). We are also a certified employment place for people in the civilian service (community service) and Voluntary Social Year (FSJ).Employment Department & Areas of WorkPhysically, mentally or severely disabled people can find meaningful work in our workshop.We think about our workers’ individual disabilities, personal abilities and interests. This helps them participate in working life inside and outside of our workshop. The purpose of our work is, where possible, to find a placement for disabled people on the regular job market.Work and personal qualification, and the conservation and development of physical abilities are very important in our work. So, we offer various educational, therapeutic and support activities.We have current buildings and technical equipment. This offers our disabled workers various areas of work and interesting ways to earn money.Work is an important purpose of life. This is why we offer over 400 job spaces for people with disabilities at our Workshop for Disabled People (WfbM).Department for Employment TrainingNew disabled co-workers do special training in the first two years. At this time, the workers can try out their skills and interests. They can also develop their entire personality. The workers are prepared for a work placement though: individual education plans, and varied help and qualification activities that are useful for education and life. This can be either in the workshop or on the common employment market. There are many trainee spaces (called ‘praktika’) in and outside of our workshop during the two years. They offer orientation and important knowledge for our disabled workers and our education specialists.Employment and rehabilitation develop self-confidence. They also provide a feeling of being an equal part of our workshop community.

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 projects
Cultural differences
Geographical obstacles
Economic obstacles

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
EVS in a Day Care Center for the Disabled
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2018 to Aug 2019
01/09/2018 - 31/08/2019
09/02/2018 closed
EVS in a Sheltered Workshop for the Disabled
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to Aug 2018
01/09/2017 - 31/08/2018
31/12/2037 closed