Historical Prespective

The Cooperative Education and Rehabilitation of Citizens Misfits de Pombal came in 1979 with the aim of being able to provide a response to the needs of a small group of children with disabilities. With an operating license granted by the Ministry of Education initiated and maintained for a few years with only one answer - Educational Unit.

As these children grew, it became necessary to expand the facilities, as well as their models of care. In this sense, were built and equipped workshops for pre-professional training, promoting and developing the areas of carpentry, tapestry / weaving, knitting / crocheting, sewing and basketry, with financial and technical collaboration of the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP) , which went into operation in 1987.

In 1990, with technical and financial support IEFP, it was possible to create a structure of vocational training geared to youth and adults with mild and moderate disabilities, transitioning directly to this some of the pre-professional areas - carpentry and sewing - as well as respective monitors. The remaining existing areas - tapestry / weaving, knitting / crochet and basketry - had no continuity in Vocational Training for being fundamentally craft, not looking ahead, thus placing the trainees in companies. We also created new areas of joinery, Potter Filler and Home Services. In 1998, the area was established Assistant Administrative Services, for people with disabilities, ex. motor disabilities. Since 2006, we finished with the area of ​​formative Potter Filler, at the suggestion of IEFP, given the job market in the area of ​​ceramics have suffered a setback with the closure of several companies in Pombal (Azupal, Zifal, Bricolarte, Azulefa, etc.).

Also in 1990, alongside the Vocational Training was established another answer with technical and financial support of Social Security: the Center for Occupational Activities - CAO - for youth and adults with severe degrees of disability and / or deep, for which, by this reason, there were no prospects for employment integration.

However, taking into account the extension of the age level of care the institution began to feel that, for children 0 to 6 years of age, there was no specific response in the municipality of Pombal. Thus, a partnership program with the Sub-Regional Office of Leiria (CRSS Center), Municipality of Pombal, Pombal District Hospital Team and Special Education Pombal, where CERCIPOM was the promoter, began In May 1997 a program called Early Intervention Learning to Grow, integrated into the Early Intervention Program to Childhood, which ended in 2000. In spite of the "Be a Child" has ended, the Cercipom (in partnership with other local services), has continued to develop EI as the promoter, framed by Ordinance No. 1102/97.

In addition to seeking to adapt and enrich, increasingly, the answers to the disabled population served in the different structures of CERCIPOM, and to form an alternative to the more dysfunctional family situations, was created in September 2004, a fourth response - Lar Residential. This worked in an apartment (1st floor) with a protocol leased to six residents. Construction of Home conclude in late 2006. This structure emerged in order to meet the needs of the disabled population and simultaneously with problems at the level of family support structure (aging / death of parents) in the absence of adequate equipment to people with disabilities in adulthood. Contiguous space in Home, built a pool to enable the hydrotherapy to our target audience, also opening this resource to the community.

Current Situation

The Cooperative Education and Rehabilitation of Citizens Misfits de Pombal - CERCIPOM, is a Cooperative of Social Solidarity. The only institution in the county of Pombal geared to cater to the different levels, people with intellectual disabilities (although a large slice of the population CERCIPOM is characterized by multiple disabilities) through the following structures: Educational Response (refer to this post ended in July 2010, since September 2010 we would only have 3 students in the educational response, which did not justify maintaining a staff and resources allocated - the anticipated order of Schools Special Education, under the law for 2013!) , Vocational Training Centre, Centre for Occupational Activities, Home and Residential Swimming Pool.
In addition to these responses, developed in partnership with local services, two interventions, namely:
 

  • TVA (Transition to Active Living), which is intended for students with special needs to attend mainstream schools;
  • Early Intervention, framed in SNIPI (National Early Childhood Intervention), which is intended for children 0 to 6 years, with changes in body structures or functions that limit participation in activities typical for the respective age and social context or serious risk of developmental delay and their families.

 
It should also be noted that all responses have the Administrative and Support Services of Cercipom (Secretary, Transport, Cleaning and Kitchen), without which it would be possible functioning.

Facilities

The CERCIPOM is divided physically into three buildings in the city of Pombal. At headquarters, located at Rua Primer Maternal John of God works Occupational Activities Centre and also Services Department; Street in the Old Factory is located in the Professional Training Centre and finally the Street Memorial do Convento , Urbanization Ms Bethlehem Caseirinhos, are situated the Home and Residential Swimming Pool.

First Steps

Reinaldo Ribeiro, Sergio Costa, Clara Carrasqueira, John Anthony, Jose Jeronimo, Daniel, John Gameiro, the Cidália, Anabela Neves, Nelito (Anthony Lamb), Paulo Nunes, among others ...

Children were aged to attend school, but due to some specifics, had no input in the existing schools, which their parents doubly indignant. On the one hand, merely because parents exercise a professional activity (they had to keep their children at home), and above all, because there is a segregation were finding in relation to children of the same age.

Given the non-response framework of these children in mainstream schools, some parents of those children, along with others which have joined, decided to find an alternative for these children, which led to the formal creation of Cercipom (August 1979) having started its operation on December 17, 1979 in rented space (Urbanization of St ª Luzia), until the construction of owned facilities, in R. Caseirinhos of (current Primer R. Maternal John of God).
 
Thus, if one is the AET, comprising:

Jesus Manuel Ferreira Escalhorda, M ª Carrasqueira da Silva, Manuel Pereira Nunes, José Jerónimo Ferreira, Carlos Ribeiro da Silva, Alfredo Cruz and João da Costa Dias M ª Julia Nunes.

It was necessary to undertake this project with a lot of momentum to get the formal creation of the Cooperative, space for its operation and realization of inherent needs, namely the acquisition of transport, because in the beginning, were the parents who brought their children to institution, using scarce public transport or other.
 

Chronology

1970:

  • 23/08/79 - Deed of Notary of the CERCIPOM Ansião n. # 152 - The leaves 110 º to 116 º.
  • 17/10/79 - Association of the constitution of a cooperative society with limited liability in the Diário da Republica, series III, n. # 240 of 17/10/79.
  • 17/12/79 - Start of operation of CERCI, with support from the Ministry of Education (Special Education School).

 
1980:

  • 22/04/81 - Considered the Public Utility Tax, in accordance with Article 4 of Decree Law no. 519/62/79.
  • 29/09/81 - Registered as a Private Institution of Social Solidarity in the Directorate General of Social Security. It is an IPSS, pursuant to art. 94 n. 1 of the Bylaws approved by Decree Law no. 119/83 of 25 February.
  • 25/05/85 - Amendments to the Statute on Daily Republic III series, n. # 120 of 25/05/85.
  • 02/11/87 - Start of operation of the Pre - Professionalization with technical and financial support IEFP - Institute of Employment and Vocational Training.
  • 26/10/88 - Final consent n. 185, issued by the Ministry of Education.

  
1990:

  • 01/06/90 - Implementation of Vocational Training Actions for people with disabilities, co-financed by IEFP and the European Community.
  • 07/06/90 - Action Awareness to Local Entrepreneurs, driven by pro-Western project (inserted in the commemorations of the 10th. Anniversary of Cercipom).
  • 02/11/90 - Operation of Occupational Activities Centre through Atypical Agreement with the Regional Social Security Centre de Leiria.
  • 13/01/95 - Action Awareness to Local Entrepreneurs, and public recognition of their adherence to training programs and employment promoted by Cercipom, driven by Dr. Jerónimo de Sousa, president of Form (Federation of Centres of Vocational Training and Employment People with Disabilities). Proceeded further to the award of medals and merit certificates to the trainees entrepreneurs finalists.
  • 10/11/95 - Visit to Cercipom, Prof. António Cavaco Silva (as a candidate for president).
  • 01/02/97 - Project Implementation of Early Intervention, "Learning to Grow", lasting three years, Integrated Program "Be a Child", with the support of the Directorate General of Social Welfare.
  • 07/11/97 - Award of Merit Medal in silver by the city of Pombal.
  • 17.02.98 - Accreditation and Training Entity by INOFOR - Institute for Innovation in Training) for a period of two years - under n. 6 of Article 8 of Decree No 782/97 of 29 August.
  • 12/05/98 - Awareness and public recognition of entrepreneurs with award medals and merit certificates to the trainees companies, chaired by the manager of Integrate Operational Intervention. Dr Cristina Blond.
  • 31/01/99 - Inauguration of the building of the Center for Occupational Activities.

 
2000:

  • 06/04/2000 - Renewal of Accreditation and Training Entity by INOFOR for a period of two years in accordance with para. # 5 and 6 of Article 10 and Article 1 and 2 of Article 11 of Decree n. º 782/97.
  • 02/05/2000 - Publication of amendment of the articles and the name CERCIPOM - Cooperative Education and Rehabilitation of Children unsuitable for CERCIPOM - Cooperative Education and Rehabilitation of Citizens Misfits of Pombal.
  • 18/05/2000 - Credential INSCOOP, certifying that the Cercipom is integrated into the branch of solidarity and cooperative sector; statutorily consigns its charitable purposes and is able to benefit from technical and financial support in accordance with the activities developed.
  • 05/09/2000 - Recognition and Social Solidarity Cooperative / equated the Institution of Social Solidarity (Order no. 13799/99 - 2nd series of 23/06 - Ministry of Labour and Solidarity).
  • 21/11/2000 - Inclusion in the Regional Network for Employment Pinhal Litoral.
  • 17/05/01 - Accession to CPCJ (Commission for Protection of Children and Young People).
  • 23/06/2001- public awareness and recognition of entrepreneurs with award medals and merit certificates to the trainees companies, chaired by the Secretary of State for Solidarity and Social Security, Dr. Simões de Abreu.
  • 08/08/2001 - Accredited as Local Resource Center, Executive Committee IEFP.
  • 11.10.2001 Constitution partnership (with FENACERCI, and Cercimira Cercidiana) for submitting the application to the FACE Program (Training Facilitators Agents Employability "New Opportunities".
  • 02/02 - Creating space et-net, resulting from the application to the POSI (Operational Programme for the Information Society).
  • 04/03/02 - Renewal of Accreditation and Training Entity by INOFOR for a period of 3 years.
  • 24/01/03 _ Insertion District Commission "European Year of People with Disabilities."
  • 26.04.03 _ Signature Protocol for creation of GAPD (Office of Assistance to Disabled Persons of Pombal).
  • 26/06/03 - Joining the Social Network.
  • 24/01/04 - Awareness and public recognition of entrepreneurs with award medals and merit certificates to the trainees companies, chaired by the Minister of Labour and Social Security, António Félix Bagão.
  • 20/09/04 - Top of activity Unit Residential - Service Agreement with the District of Solidarity and Social Security Leiria (for 6 users).
  • 16/11/04 - Launch of the 1st stone for the construction of residential home, inserted the commemorations of the 25th anniversary of Cercipom.
  • 10.3.05 - Renewal of Accreditation and Training Entity by IQF (Institute for Quality in Training, IP) for a period of 3 years.
  • 10/04/06 - The organizers of the Rock in Rio-Lisboa 2006, in partnership with BP and SIC Esperança, inaugurated today, at 15h, the first room by Senses Rehabilitation Project aimed at the Snoezelen FENACERCI.
  • 11/11/06 - Inauguration of the Residential Home Cercipom (new building), in the presence of Deputy Secretary and Rehabilitation, Dr. Moniz Idália.
  • 24/11/07 - Awareness and public recognition of entrepreneurs with award medals and merit certificates to the trainees companies, chaired by the Deputy Secretary and Rehabilitation, Dr. Moniz Idália.
  • 12.5.08 - Renewal of Accreditation and Training Entity by DGERT (Directorate General for Employment and Labour Relations) for a period of 3 years.
  • 07/08 - Signing of Protocols within the PIAPEE-TVA (Intervention Project Support Preschool and School and Transition to Adult Life / Active).
  • 03/12/08 - Signing of Protocol, President of the Board of IEFP, Dr. Francisco Mandelino under the Local Resource Centre.
  • 21/02/09 - Signing of Agreement for the creation of jobs, with Prime Minister Jose Socrates, integrated into the Initiative "Job 2009" in Aveiro.
  • 03/2009 - QUALITY-As part of the process of Certification Program (Archimedes) and Qualification of entities 3. Sector of Social Economy (Draft Q3), the CERCIPOM is developing a series of initiatives that envisions improving the quality the services we provide daily about 150 people with (multi) impairment and disability; being activities that embody these initiatives, the "path" to commemorate the 30th found. anniversary of the institution.
  • 09/2009 - Approval of the Application under Measure 6.12 of POPH for the construction of a Center for Occupational Activities and Residential Home Tab.

 
2010:

  • 15/02/2010 - Changing the logo Cercipom, following a change of image, and adopt procedures to improve following the implementation of Quality.
  • 07/2010 - Closure of Educational Response, following the principles of inclusion under the Salamanca Declaration, among others.
  • 1/10/2010 - Home SNIPI (National Early Childhood Intervention) according Typical Cooperation Agreement, signed by the Center District of Leiria, ISS, IP, on 10/12/2010.
  • 14/04/2011 - Awarded Quality Certification, EQUASS (European Quality Assurance for Social Services).
  • 05/09/2011- consignment auto's Signature Project "CERCIPOM: Develop involving."
  • 10/09/2011- Launch of the 1st stone, chaired by the Secretary of State for Solidarity and Social Security, Dr. Antony Costa.

 
 
CERCIPOM-Home of different interventions / responses

  • 17/12/79 - Start of operation of CERCI, with support from the Ministry of Education (Special Education School).
  • 02/11/87 - Start of operation of the Pre - Professionalization with technical and financial support IEFP - Institute of Employment and Vocational Training.
  • 01/06/90 - Implementation of Vocational Training Actions for people with disabilities, co-financed by IEFP and the European Community.
  • 02/11/90 - Operation of Occupational Activities Centre through Atypical Agreement with the Regional Social Security Centre de Leiria.
  • 01/02/97 - Project Implementation of Early Intervention, "Learning to Grow", lasting three years, Integrated Program "Be a Child", with the support of the Directorate General of Social Welfare.
  • 20/09/04 - Top of activity Unit Residential - Service Agreement with the District of Solidarity and Social Security Leiria (for 6 users).
  • 07/2008 - Signing of Protocols within the PIAPEE-TVA (Intervention Project Support Preschool and School and Transition to Adult Life / Active).
  • 1/10/2010 - Home SNIPI (National Early Childhood Intervention) according Typical Cooperation Agreement, signed by the Center District of Leiria, ISS, IP, on 10/12/2010.