The Life Intervention, Friendship and Education Foundation

Moving from institutionalisation to inclusion

We wish to continue our work with a Romanian institution, supporting adults with disabilities and/or mental health problems, to develop their skills and confidence and work towards inclusion in their local communities.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1166183)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Mental HealthMental Health


  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)




Institutionalisation of adults with disabilities and mental health problems has been the norm for many years across the world, but things are changing slowly. With our involvement to date, alongside Romanian partners, significant improvements have been made in the range of day opportunities available, and in community access. We want to build on this work, further developing the skills and confidence of individuals and staff to work towards independence and inclusion in the local community.


There is no straightforward solution, however we would like to appoint a key worker to work specifically with the institution, to provide small group work focusing on life skills and staff support. For some this may include activities of daily living such as cooking and money management. However, for others, we will need to focus on sensory integration, self care and psychological wellbeing, for example by using the sensory room and proving other developmentally appropriate meaningful activity.

  • Our best days are when you come to see us.

    — Resident of Ceizini

  • Thank you for the 12 years of supporting us, may it long continue. It has changed our lives.

    — Residents of ceizini

  • Our trip to the salt mines and pizza are one of our favourite memories.

    — Residents of ceizini