Who are we?

We are a day activity centre for children, adolescents and young adults with special needs and/or behavioural problems between the ages of 0 and 20.

The FAMIL Home is adapted to the different types of specific needs of the children, in terms of age, language and culture, an undeniable asset for the region. Our willingness to adapt and our constant desire to improve and evolve proves that we want to become a major player in the service of children with special needs in the South-Luxembourg region.

HOURS OF OPERATION
MONDAY from 07h00 to 19h00
TUESDAY from 07h00 to 19h00
WEDNESDAY from 07h00 to 19h00
THURSDAY from 07h00 to 19h00
FRIDAY from 07h00 to 19h00
SATURDAY from 07h00 to 19h00
SUNDAY Closed

We are open all year round, also during school holidays. Our home closes on statutory holidays.

The administrative department is open from 9:00 to 17:00.

The Foyer

The Famil foyer strives to meet the needs and desires of children in both formal and informal settings. For this purpose, a multidisciplinary team organizes daily and fixed activities within the home itself but also through external partners, thus promoting inclusion.

We pay particular attention to the needs of each of the children in the home.
The child’s pace, skills and difficulties are taken into consideration, as well as the tools he or she needs to understand, participate and progress in the activities.
In this way, the activities evolve according to the children.

Our philosophy

Our FAMIL Day Activity Foyer is in line with the philosophy of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Special Needs.

Our mission is to ensure the implementation of the general principles set out in the Convention and to guarantee that children with disabilities and special needs in care are recognized in their dignity as persons, on the basis of equality and equal rights for all.

Based on a holistic and person-centred approach, the services offered are constructed, organised and developed in such a way as to promote autonomy, self-determination and mental and physical balance in children. We guarantee appropriate support to meet their needs and create a secure and favourable context for the emergence of their full potential.

OUR ACTIVITIES

CREATIVITY DEVELOPMENT
Activities on artistic and aesthetic themes and the development of creativity: musical awakening, dance, crafts an painting.
COMMUNICATION
Receptive and expressive communication at the centre of attention : Reading, plurilingualism, communication and social interaction, symbolic games, library

The proposed activities focus on encouraging exchanges between children and preserving their mother tongue. They help concentration, stimulation of arousal capacities.

HEALTH
Children’s health in all our projects: relaxation, swimming pool, bowling, sport and gross motor skills, food project

The activities target the overall well-being of children and improve their physical and motor skills. They learn relaxation techniques that they can then use if necessary in situations they find difficult (frustration…).

DAILY LIFE
Participatory activities are strongly encouraged in order to best develop children’s responsibilities and foster self-esteem. The rules of life are thus brought as transversal to those they live at home and reflect their future adult life. Every child is heard in his or her requests and concerns.
SOCIAL RELATIONS
Encouraging the expression of emotions and social relationships: Socialisation outside the home, work on smileys, mixing groups (large and medium)

The learning of the rules of life in society is worked with the children. Inclusive activities encourage them to speak up and help them make choices in front of people they didn’t know. Meeting people who are different from them encourages them to help each other and to share feelings.

ENVIRONMENTAL DISCOVERY
Discovery of the environment through science and new techniques: Gardening, walks in the forest, CIGL project, creation of body care products.

The children discover the evolution of the elements of nature, the transformation of materials for useful purposes (creation of body care…)They learn how to set up projects with a precise objective, for a particular cause (creation of a nesting box for birds, planting a vegetable to make a recipe)and this makes them responsible.

ACCOMPANYING
Accompanying Children in Transitions to Adulthood: Viewing news stories, discussing about sexuality.

Activities are programmed to accompany children in their concerns related to adolescence. It is a question of giving them a space to listen and also to have intimacy within the community, to avoid frustrations and misunderstandings.

We pay particular attention to the needs of each of the children in the home. The child’s pace, skills and difficulties are taken into consideration, as well as the tools he or she needs to understand, participate and progress in the activities. In this way, the activities evolve according to the children.
THE CASA SERVICE

The primary purpose of the CASA service (Advice, Guidance, Support and Administrative Assistance) is :

– to support the families of beneficiaries with disabilities,
– to follow them in their administrative procedures
– to support them in their daily lives by giving them advice adapted to their requests and to the needs of their (children’s) child(ren).

Target Population

The CASA service offers its services to any person with a disability and their environment in order to provide them with solutions and aids in complex life situations in order to facilitate the daily management of their life and improve their quality of life.

Who can apply?

The beneficiary and/or his environment (parents, relatives, …) a professional, a doctor.

What are the types of requests for assistance?

The demands are many and varied. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the requests we most frequently face.

  • Help with the administrative procedures to apply for service cheques, subsidies, various aids,
  • Assistance with the procedures to be entitled to dependency insurance benefits
  • Accompanying clients to appointments with the CNS during the re-evaluation of the right to dependency insurance benefits, for doctors, public administration and lawyers.
  • Preparation and guidance for outpatient appointments (with the attending physician, social office, school, other services in contact with the family…)
    Supporting and guiding parents in the choice of a school adapted to their child
  • Accompanying and supporting the adolescents we welcome in their professional orientation (e.g. the Protected Workshop)
  • To provide advice and support in the implementation of educational tools and the learning of social rules at home

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.


AlivePlus a.s.b.l.

70, rue de Belval
L-4024 Esch-sur-Alzette
Luxemburg

Tel +352 24 55 95 44
Fax +352 24 55 96 45

Email secretariat@alive.lu

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