OUR MEMBERS IN FRANCE
Created in 1972, Centre de la Gabrielle and les Ateliers du Parc de Claye is a private non-profit organisation, founded by the French federation of mutual companies for civil servants.
The Centre de la Gabrielle is a large multi service care provider for more than 450 children, teenagers and adults with development, learning and intellectual disabilities. It houses twelve medical and social nonprofit establishments and services, including an adapted company and more than 250 staff members.
Founded on the 1st January 2017, Nexem has become the main network representing employers from the not-for-profit social services sector in France. The organisation’s aim is to contribute to the development of public policies to best respond to the changing challenges of the sector. Nexem is committed to the values of its two founding organisations, Fegapei and Syneas: maintaining the quality of services and supporting people in vulnerable situations by adopting an increasingly inclusive and participatory approach. Nexem represents 10 000 services from five sectors: persons with disabilities, older people, child protection, social inclusion and health services.
On the basis of the experience of its members and via its network, Nexem exchanges with the legislator, government agencies, as well as central and local administrations to support the development of adequate public policies affecting service provision. As an employer’s organisation, Nexem is a negociating partner in the main collective agreement in the social services sector as well as the agreement for housing services and social rehabilitation. As part of the employers’ delegation of UDES (Union of employers in the social economy), it also contributes to social dialogue in the social economy.
L'ADAPT is a non-profit organization striving for social and professional insertion of people with disabilities. For more than 80 years, L'ADAPT has been creating opportunities for inclusion so that we may, as our motto says, 'Live together. Different, yet equal'.
With 2500 employees L'ADAPT manages more than a hundred medical and social care services and centers throughout France. We offer multidisciplinary career paths coordinated in conjunction with the health and the medico-social sectors through our five missions: schooling, healthcare, training, work at the ESATs (sheltered workshops), and support.
Union Nationale Des Associations De Parents et Amis de Personnes Handicapées Mentales (UNAPEI)
15 Rue Coysevox
75018 Paris Cedex 18
Mrs. Céline Simonin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unapei is the National Federation of associations of parents, of persons with intellectual disabilies, and their friends. Unapei is the main French NGO defending the rights and interests of persons with intellectual disabilities and their families. It has been created in 1960. As a national umbrella organization, it brings together about 550 local and regional NGOs. Unapei member organisations are committed to meet the needs of persons with intellectual disabilities, to promote their inclusion and to enable them to live a dignified life in the community. 180 000 persons with disabilities are supported by Unapei’s movement. 60 000 families, persons with disabilities and friends are in the membership of Unapei’s member organizations. Together, our members run 3 100 specialised services. 85 000 staff members are employed by NGOs and services.