Only about five percent of all people with disabilities are born with their disability - all the others develop a disability during their course of life. Working with and for people with disabilities has a long tradition within Diakonie. There are various facilities for people with mental-, physical or multiple disabilities.
Our offer starts in early support centres, day care centres, in special schools and stretches out to boarding schools, assisted living groups and homes, workshops and training institutions. People with disabilities are being supported in their actions as self-determined individuals and encouraged in their equal participation in society. Therefore, outpatient facilities including family support services or assisted living groups are increasingly becoming more important.