Saga to provide emergency accommodation for people with disabilities

Written with extracts from The Saga Shimbun

March 9th 2018

The three municipalities of Saga City, Kanzaki City and Yoshinogari-cho intend to offer a service providing accommodation to disabled people in an emergency such as family hospitalization from the new year. It is assumed to be “a family absent” and it is assumed to be used by persons with disabilities who have difficulty in live by themselves, and with the cooperation of the facilities, we always create a vacant state at the facility. Such facilities shall Consider and respond with support during the short term entry period and develop an environment where people with disabilities and families can live with peace of mind.

3 municipalities that have independent support councils work in collaboration with short-term entry facility, ask 19 facilities in Saga City, Kanzaki city, Yoshinogari town each one facility. Adjust so that 2 or 3 facilities are accepted all the time. People with disabilities use it when the family dies suddenly, when a family is absent due to hospitalization or urgent business.

Applicants wishing to use emergency accommodation will do so by contacting the support office or regional coordinator. Cooperating facilities will accept based on the type and situation of disability. Users pay the usage fee as with normal facilities. We will accept two days and consider what kind of support is needed.

According to the Saga City Disabled Welfare Section, at least 180 people in 3 municipalities may need entry in emergency. The environment where the recipient is secured will reduce the mental burden of families and the persons with disabilities. Saga City posted a project cost of 2.10 million yen, such as vacant room guarantee, in the draft general budget initial budget. Kanzaki City, Yoshinogari town shall bear a total of 360,000 yen.

The Saga City Disabled Welfare Division wants to promote the establishment of a service system that supports the lives of people with disabilities throughout the entire region, looking to the aging of the disabled and its severity and the “death of parents”.

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