Category: Independent Living

Disability Independent Living Japan

Japan’s Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry to ‘relax’ staff standards to increase number of independent living services

On October 1, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare announced at the Social Security Council’s Disability Subcommittee (chaired by Kaoru Kikuchi, Professor of Waseda University) that it would relax the staffing standards for “independent living support” for disability welfare services. It is necessary to assign a service manager to receive the designation of the business establishment of this service, but it is judged that this would be a barrier and entry will not proceed. By relaxing this standard, the number of business establishments and users would be increased.

Disability Independent Living Intellectual disabilities Japan

Group home for intellectually disabled in Amami City destroyed by fire

A fire broke out in Amami City, Kagoshima Prefecture on the night of the 14th, and one group home was completely destroyed. At the time of the fire, there were six men with intellectual disabilities in their 50s and 60s who moved into the facility, but all of them escaped safely under the guidance of the facility staff.

Care Children Disability Independent Living Japan

In Japan with an aging population “after-parent support notes” to help children with disabilities

After the death of a parent , there is a growing movement to create “support notes” that pre-write the medical care that children with severe disabilities should receive and the life they want to spend. Not only as a means of communicating with the people around the child, but also said that “I was able to sort out the necessary information and a little less anxiety.”

Disability Employment Independent Living Japan

“I want to enjoy my job without losing obstacles.” Thinking about disabilities within a community in Japan

““I want to enjoy my job without losing obstacles.” A seminar to think about how people with disabilities in a community with such thoughts can work by making use of their abilities will be held on December 6th 2019 in the complex facility “Nigiwai no Sato no Ichi Camino” in Nonoichi City, Ishikawa Prefecture. Young people who are active in the welfare field in European countries and think about how participants and people with disabilities work are invited. Participation is free.”

Disability Independent Living Japan Mental Health

Kids’ cafeteria serves up meals, smiles while helping mentally ill

“The group “Aoitori” (“Bluebird”) has been running a free meal service called “Kishiwada Kodomo Shokudo” every fourth Saturday of the month to help children and other people in need, supporting patients who are hospitalized for lengthy periods in psychiatric wards, and making radio appearances to address various concerns.”