Founded in Padua in 1985, Polis Nova offers educational and rehabilitation programmes to people with mental disorders and cognitive impairments to promote social integration, increase independence and permit insertion in the labour market.
There are more than 100 people in our facilities. Starting from their individual needs, we set up specific programmes that, through work, recreational and relational activities can help develop personal skills and potentialities.
Access to the services is covered by the National Healthcare Service (Local Heath Unit 16); these are UNI EN ISO 9001:2008 certified services.
To know more about Polis Nova services, read our services charter.
We have set up a few projects to include everyday life in daycare centres:
- Tempo Libero: throughout the year we organise events to promote social integration and get people involved in everyday life situations, like monthly trips, summer trips, dinners at pizzerias, going to the theatre/cinema and going to concerts. Participants build positive relationships among each other, but also with caregivers and volunteers.
- Mosaico News: residents of the facilities work on a news magazine, with the help of the caregivers, in which they talk about their everyday life in the facilities. This allows us to understand their ideas, potential and opinions. It is available in both hard copy and pdf format.
- Spettacoliamo: theatre and dance activities make it possible to develop creativity, expressiveness, self-realisation and self-awareness. Participants share the will to perform originally, playing an active role.
- Fuori di Campo: in the farm located in Via Due Palazzi we have set up an organic farming project. Rehabilitation activities here include working in the field as well as helping operators in the shop.