Care home service for children with severe or profound disability

The purpose of care home service for children with severe or profound disability is to offer children with disabilities a safe living environment and institutional care. The aim is also to offer the lawful representative or custodian of a child with severe or profound disability in raising and taking care of a disabled child and allow such person to remain active or return to labour market and maintain/increase his/her independent coping ability and the chance to take active part in social life.

The right to use the service is available to children from 3 to 18 years of age. Children, acquiring education by means of stationary or some other study form, for health reasons, and becoming 18 years old during the academic year, will have the right to use the service until the end of an academic year.

The following will be available to a child within the framework of the service:

1. safe living environment;

2. support or guidance to cope with their everyday regular responsibilities and activities;

3. assistance for maintaining personal hygiene;

4. recreational activities that support development;

5. suitable conditions for learning and support in educational work.

The service will be available to a child with the consent of welfare department. Lawful representative or custodian of a child will draw up a written information material about the child that:

1. includes characterisation of the child;

2. describes the skills and abilities and possible behavioural specificities of the child;

3. describes the special care requirements; treatment plan, prescribed by a doctor;

4. explains the use of various aids.

Lawful representative or custodian of a child will submit the overview, described above, to the service provider before the provision of the service is commenced. Lawful representative or custodian of a child and the service provider will conclude a contract for the provision of service.

The service will be available around the clock. The service is categorised as short and long term care home service, which is provided in separate rooms One group for the provision of services vacancies for the maximum number of seven children.

The right to use short-term care home service is available for 30 calendar days, as minimum, and no longer than 150 calendar days per year. In July and August, every child will be entitled to short-term care home service for a period of 14 calendar days or longer, provided that there are the required vacancies.

The service provider will accept applications for the services to be provided the next calendar year, starting from 1 November of the current year.

A child, who has an official address in a local government unit other than Tallinn, according to the population register records, and whose services will be not paid for from the budget of City of Tallinn, can use the services for 30 calendar days per year. Local government of the child’s residence or lawful representative of the child will pay for the service, made available to the child.

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To submit an application:

Where to start

Lawful representative or custodian of a child will supply the child with required personal aids, hygiene supplies and toiletries and personal items of the child, sufficient to cover the period of the child staying on service, and will also pay for catering of the child. Lawful representative or custodian of a child will contact social welfare department of local city district to apply for the services and formalise the use of short or long-term care home services. Social welfare department of city government will send a letter of reference to the following e-mail address info@tallinnalastekodu.ee.

What to do with the form

Once the formalities for the use of the service have been completed, the lawful representative or custodian of a child will contact the person, in charge for the organisation of the services (e-mail address hoiukodu@tallinnalastekodu.ee, tel. 606 4474) and agree upon details for the arrival of the child for the provision of services.
Before the provision of the services is commenced or the child is admitted on waiting list, a bilateral contract will be concluded between Lawful representative or custodian of a child and the service provider. Lawful representative or custodian of a child will have the right to bring the child for a ‘trial day’ once the contact has been signed.
Before the provision of the service is commenced, the lawful representative or custodian of a child will give the person, responsible for the organisation of the services, a written material introducing his or her child, which includes the characterisation of the child, describes the skills and abilities and possible behavioural specificities of the child, describes the special care requirements; explains the use of various aids etc.

Result

A child, who has an official address in a local government unit other than Tallinn, according to the population register records, and whose services will be not paid for from the budget of City of Tallinn, can use the services for 30 calendar days per year. Local government of the child’s residence or lawful representative of the child will pay for the service, made available to the child.
Lawful representative or custodian of a child will supply the child with required personal aids, hygiene supplies and toiletries and personal items of the child, sufficient to cover the period of the child staying on service, and will also pay for catering of the child.

What to do when the result is unsatisfactory:

In the case of any disputes, related to the provision of the service, please contact Tallinn City Government or Harju County Governor.