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.