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    Accompanied living project to support people with mental development disorders has started in Tatarstan. Gulnara Galiakhmetova, Executive Director of the Thank You Center for Social Adaptation, told about this at a round table in the Public Chamber of the Republic.

    “We have started to implement the first project in Tatarstan. It is associated with the accompanied living of people with mental disabilities. This is not a training accommodation, but a new approach, an alternative to psycho-neurological boarding schools, ”Tatar-inform quotes Galiakhmetova .

    According to her, the project is divided into several stages, so far the first of them is being implemented. A special room was provided by the executive committee of Kazan, it is located in the Sovetsky district of the city. Now specialists are rebuilding it into an apartment at the expense of philanthropists.

    The group will consist of six graduates of a boarding school for children with mental disabilities. All of them are over 18 years old.

    The second stage is scheduled for 2022–2023 and will unfold in the Kaibitsky district of the republic. Local authorities are ready to lease a land plot on which it is planned to build a house for 49 years, and the Kaibitsky fish farm will help to hire people with disabilities as assistant fish farmers. For those who cannot find a job, specialists want to create workshops for growing vegetables and keeping poultry. Tatarstan.

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