Coop Mimosa

Social Health

Mimosa occupies a key position in the social assistance and social health scene, and is particularly involved with mental difficulty and child support.

In conjunction with the Provincial Health Service Authority, Mimosa manages SITR – (Integrated Therapeutic Rehabilitation Service) – on behalf of the 5th operational unit for psychiatry in the area of Upper Garda and Ledro.
Our many business areas include the management of:

THE "VILLA ISCHIA" THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY

The Villa Ischia Community was set up in 1994 with the aim of providing assistance for people with mental difficulties, and is situated in the Ischia area of Riva del Garda. It offers 10 residential positions and a further 5 semi-residential positions at the day centre.

The centre is designed for people with serious psychiatric illnesses, who suffer from severe social limitations and low levels of autonomy. Personalised care programmes are devised on a therapeutic-rehabilitative basis with the objective of restoring and acquiring the ability to deal with daily tasks and social interaction, both by means of medium to long-term, complex therapeutic-rehabilitative care and also through short terms projects, for situations requiring a supportive environment, not hospital treatment. In this way, the Community helps its patients to regain certain skills and be reintegrated within a social structure in a stable condition that will permit them to enjoy a dignified life.

Manager: Lucio Matteotti

UAS SHELTERED HOUSING

Within the scope of psychiatry and care projects, one of the issues to tackle is that of finding housing solutions for those people who have a reasonable level of autonomy and who, for various reasons, do not have a place where they can experiment with normal daily life and the management of an apartment.

In order to deal with this need, in 2013, Mimosa, together with the Villa Ischia Community and the Health Service, created two apartments within the Community complex, in order to give some of its users the chance to try out daily life. The basic idea is to help patients to develop their own management and relationship abilities in a place that feels like their own.
These apartments have turned out to be an important tool from a number of points of view: for staff, it means that they can evaluate their patients’ abilities and work out care strategies for patients to be able to enjoy an independent life outside of the community.

Manager: Lucio Matteotti

TIONE DAY CENTRE

The Tione day Centre was set up in 2001 to respond to the need for a place where rehabilitation activities could be carried for those with psychiatric problems in the Giudicarie district.

The centre offers a hosting service for people who need to experiment with and re-learn interpersonal skills and how to manage daily life and take care of themselves. The team works alongside the patient and his or her family, involving other services within the operating unit and together with the Centre for Mental Health.
Personalised group and single therapeutic-rehabilitative programmes are offered, as part of a local programme for crisis situations, or as an alternative to hospitalisation for cases requiring support that require input of various lengths of time or specific rehabilitation plans for the reacquisition of lost skills and the acquisition of new ones. At the Day Centre, people will find an atmosphere of acceptance and problem-sharing and will have the chance to carry out numerous therapeutic activities, enabling them to get back on their feet and regain a level of autonomy that will allow them to live in a dignified manner. The Day Centre currently hosts around twenty patients during the course of the week, based on their personal and working commitments.

Manager: Gabriella Conti

DIRECT ASSISTANCE AND LEARNING SUPPORT

Assistance and learning support are geared towards certified students with Special Learning Needs, care of the Arco Comprehensive School.

The objective is to facilitate the integration and inclusion of students by means of personalised learning: the educational assistants, together with the teaching staff, organise specific programmes for the pupils, in order to maximise their potential and develop their autonomy.

Manager: Gabriella Conti


Social Health Unit Manager: Lucio Matteotti