Assisted assistance Peer support in managing personal assistance
Currentsituation • Most personal assistancemodels are organisedbyserviceproviders or cooperatives. Self-directed personal assistance is very rare. • The reason: self-directedassistance is oftenconsidered to be complicatedand time-consuming. • The result: serviceproviderscandemand a lotofmoney for organising personal assistance. • Assistance users are considered to be a burden andtooexpensive; thisresultsin a reductionofassistance time
Oursolution • Ouraimis to supportself-directedassistanceusers in runningtheirownassistance„mini-company“; to encourageemployerswith a disability to organisetheirownassistance and to advisenewemployers to starttheirownassistancebusiness. • We encouragepeoplewithdisabilitieswhowouldprobablyneverdareto takeon the responsibilityofstartingtheirself-directedassistance to actuallytake on thisveryresponsibility and starttheirself-directedassistance. We also supportpeoplewithdisabilitieswho are no longerable(progressive disabilities) or will be neverable(learningdisabilities) to take on the responsibilityfor their personal assistancethemselves.
Ourservice • Consulting for personal budget/directpayments (peer counselling) • Calculation of costs, billing the municipality • Support during the application for reimbursement • Monthly assistants’ salary cost accounting • Support in monitoring the bank account • Support in the recruitment of personnel • Assistance in making schedules • Assistance in personnel management • Assistance in times of crisis and conflict mediation
contact • http://www.rhein-main-inklusiv.de/assistenz/teilhabe-management/