The European Quality in Social Service (EQUASS) is an initiative of the European Platfom for Rehabilitation (EPR)

EQUASS aims to enhance the personal services sector by engaging service providers in quality,continuous improvement and by guaranteeing quality of services to service-users throughout Europe.

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Astangu to stop its activities as EQUASS Local Licence Holder

As part of a restructuration in the scope of agencies depending from the Ministry of Social Affairs in Estonia, the scope of activities for Astangu Vocational Rehabilitation Center (commonly referred to as Astangu) is been reshaped. A few years ago, a Centre for Quality in Social Services had been created as a part of Astangu. The Centre, led by Keiu Talve, has the objective of supporting the promotion, development and co-ordination of quality in social services in Estonia. (read more...)

Infographic: Impact survey of the EQUASS 2012 system - Results from a 2016 study

At this link, you will find an infographic of the main findings from the 2016 study conducted by Pr Nuno Melão, lecturer at the School of Technology and Management of Viseu of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (Portugal), where he teaches several management related subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Infographic 2016 study

Latest publications

EQUASS European Conference - 2017

Report and Evaluation of the conference:

 

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New impact studies on EQUASS Assurance & Excellence certification

We are happy to share with you the publication of two new EQUASS impact studies.

One study covers the EQUASS Assurance certificaton impacts while the other researches EQUASS Excellence.
Both studies were conducted by Nuno Melão, a lecturer at the School of Technology and Management of Viseu of the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (Portugal), where he teaches several management related subjects to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He received a PhD in Management Science from Lancaster University (UK) in 2001.

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PDF version Excellence study

EQUASS Certified Organisations

Workshop Panagia Eleousa
EQUASS Excellence
PANAGIA ELEOUSA provides training, counseling, psychological support, lifelong education and care to 136 people, with mild or severe intellectual disability and related disabilities aged over fifteen years coming from the Etoloakarnania prefecture.
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Obra Social e Cultural Sílvia Cardoso
EQUASS Assurance
OSC Silvia Cardoso has the following social responses: day care center for babies, Kindergarten, Free Time Activities, Center of Occupational Activities and Department of vocational training
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Fundação AFID Diferença
EQUASS Excellence
AFID promotes the autonomy and social support, health, education and training for persons with disabilities and other groups, fight exclusion andd guarantee excellence in service provision.
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APPC – Associação do Porto de Paralisia Cerebral | Centro de Reabilitação
EQUASS Assurance
APPC Porto is a rehabilitation center for people with cerebral palsy or related neurological conditions
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Vekst Melhus AS
EQUASS Assurance
Vekst Melhus AS is approved for 18 VTA participants, 8 APS ordinary participants and 10 VVV participants like APS.
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Frisk Bris Bamble KF
EQUASS Assurance
Frisk Bris Bamble KF aims to engage in vocational rehabilitation program for people with complex problems and malfunctions.
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OPPEGÅRD KOMMUNES INDUSTRISERVICE AS
EQUASS Assurance
OPPEGÅRD KOMMUNES INDUSTRISERVICE AS (OK-service AS), is an employment enterprise dedicated to “Long term sheltered workshop”, (VTA).
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ISJD - Residência S. João de Ávila
EQUASS Assurance
The residence Saint John of Avila is a physical rehabilitation Center specializing in intensive programmes of rehabilitation.
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Unikom AS
EQUASS Assurance
Unikom's primary objective is to offer education and marketable skills through vocational training.
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APPACDM de Viseu
EQUASS Excellence
APPACDM de Viseu's main activity is to serve persons with disabilities and at-risk youth. Its interventions are the education, rehabilitation and the occupational and/or residential social support as well as the personal development, the training and the social-professional integration of its beneficiaries.
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Benediktushof Mariaveen
EQUASS Excellence
Vocational and social rehabilitation and integration of people with disabilities.
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VekstTorget AS
EQUASS Assurance
Provides work-oriented measures to persons who have difficulties getting a job in the open labor market or need assistance.
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Associação de Paralisia Cerebral Lisboa - APCL
EQUASS Assurance
Associação de Paralisia Cerebral Lisboa - APCL supports and provides peace of mind to people with cerebral palsy and related neurological conditions and their families. Residential House - LR Center for Occupational Activities - CAO Aquatic Activities Center - CAA Therapeutic Riding Center - CET Vocational Training - FP "
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CERCIGUI
EQUASS Excellence
CERCIGUI - Cooperativa de Educação e Reabilitação de Cidadãos Inadaptados de Guimarães, CRL is a disability service provider founded in 1974 with an average 225 service users.
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Casa Saúde São João de Deus – Funchal
EQUASS Assurance
“Casa de Saúde S. João de Deus” is a psychiatry and mental health center.
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GREP Grenland AS
EQUASS Assurance
GREP (Kompetanseutvikling Grenland AS) is a provider of vocational rehabilitation in Grenland, with about 200 employees and 500 persons served.
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Kanmer AS
EQUASS Assurance
Kanmer conducts individual training and development, with people at the center, through versatile activities.
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Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Santar
EQUASS Assurance
Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Santar is Private Institution of Social Solidarity that was founded in 1636.
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APPACDM de Portalegre
EQUASS Excellence
APPACDM de Portalegre provides 4 main social responses: Early Intervention in Childhood for 64 clients; Occupational Activity Center (CAO), for 37 clients; Autonomous Residence for 6 clients; Home Care Service for 20 clients.
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Vestvågøy ASVO A/S
EQUASS Assurance
Vestvågøy ASVO A/S is a "Growth" company, established in 1993. It aims to provide employment to people who do not automatically go out to seek employment in the mainstream labour market.
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Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Vila Nova da Barquinha
EQUASS Assurance
SCM de Vila Nova da Barquinha's activity is based on the practice of the 14 works of the Misericórdia, and their clients are young people and elderly.
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Hadsel ASVO AS
EQUASS Assurance
Hadsel ASVO AS assists people with vocational rehabilitation
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APPACDM de Soure
EQUASS Excellence
APPACDM de Soure - Associação Portuguesa de Pais e Amigos do Cidadão Deficiente Mental - was created in 1991 to support persons with disabilities in the Soure area, and currently serves around 98 service users.
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Knarvik Industri Og Miljø AS
EQUASS Assurance
Knarvik Industri og Miljø AS gives work to people who cannot work in ordinary jobs.
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ASVO Revetal AS
EQUASS Assurance
They create permanent places of work for persons who are occupationally handicapped.
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