IncludAbility - Perpato

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IncludAbility - Perpato : Changing Attitudes - Changing Lifes

Athens, GreeceAthens, Komotini, Greece
Year Founded:
2014
Organization type: 
hybrid
Project Stage:
Start-Up
Budget: 
$100,000 - $250,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

IncludAbility has the mission to facilitate and enable the inclusion of people with disabilities into the business and social environment, so that all involved parties will benefit, serve their interests and increase their profits. by providing customized services to public and private sector.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

persons with a disability could have equal chances in life?
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Reliable statistics report that 10 –12% of the general population worldwide are people with disabilities. This percentage reaches up to 25-40% if we count in all groups of mobility restricted people like: older population, temporarily injured individuals, mothers with baby carriers, pregnant women, children etc. In Greece more than 1.000.000 people with disabilities have major accessibility restrictions when trying to enter everyday life.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

“IncludAbility” has the mission to facilitate and enable the inclusion of people with disabilities into the business and social environment, so that all involved parties will benefit, serve their interests and increase their profits. This will be accomplished by providing customized services to public and private sector businesses willing to include people with a disability into their business environment, both as employees, customers and clients. This support will be achieved through a wide range of products and services including human resources training, disability etiquette coaching, customized disability awareness programs. IncudAbility will be a major expert consultant provider of any kind of disability related issues.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Reliable statistics report that 10 –12% of the general population worldwide are people with disabilities. This percentage reaches up to 25-40% if we count in all groups of mobility restricted people like: older population, temporarily injured individuals, mothers with baby carriers, pregnant women, children etc. In Greece more than 1.000.000 people with disabilities have major accessibility restrictions when trying to enter everyday life. This marginalization is mainly caused by social accessibility barriers like negative or erroneous attitudes towards people with a disability, as well as stereotypes and misconceptions that are hindering them to take part in life. With simple steps we can change that.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

So far we have created training material and made several actions with our partner Perpato to train individuals and change attitudes towards disability. With the propper support we could further develop and spread our training all over Greece.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

Our working method is based around adding value to existing organizations, businesses and projects by advising and assisting in the design and implementation of projects aiming to promote the inclusion of people with a disability. IncludAbility delivers disability related services, tailor made to the specific needs and demands of our clients. In doing so efficiently, our team follows the following steps:1.Needs assessment In the first phase, we try to assess the needs of our clients in the focus areas and identify their strong and weak points in their effort to include people
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

IncludAbility will make profit through charging fees for the services provided to its clients. Another source of profit will be corporations between IncludAbility and business partners like job agents, business consultants, etc. In addition, IncludAbility will take advantage of the legislation concerning social companies aiming to help people with a disability and will get funding from social programs, EU funding programs (ESPA), and CSR program

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

So far there is no concise approach in awarenes and inclusion training in Greece. Most organisations do not focus on training and do not produce a sustainable aproach on issues of inclusion. Additionally they mainly focus on the persons with a disability, Whereas IncludAbility reaches out to the general public.
Team

Team

The Team The Team of IncludAbility includes individuals from different educational and job backgrounds who consist a competent and interdisciplinary team able to deliver high level services to our customers. Among the board members and the employees are professionals with extensive experience in the fields of disability awareness development, disability accessibility training, human resources management, education, communication,project manageme