It is our pleasure to welcome and introduce COFACE’s newest members who are joining us from across Europe to contribute to positive outcomes for families in a changing society. Read on to know more about the great work and expertise of Genitori Tosti, Leap Ireland, and Magenta.
Founded in 2008, Genitori Tosti is an Italian association of parents of children with disabilities. They strive to protect the rights of children and adults with disabilities and have been fighting for the recognition of family carers since 2013. They work with dedicated Ministries and with the Senate. In 2020 they consulted over 1500 family carers in Italy and published the results – see here in Italian.
They also filed a petition with the European Parliament to request the recognition of the family carers, also in line with what is happening in the other EU countries. More information here: www.genitoritosti.it
Leap is a family-led, non-profit organisation that was founded in 2009 and works with children and young people with disabilities and their families. The organisation works with families, their supporters, allies and their communities of place. They focus their efforts on increasing expectations of what is possible in the lives of people with disabilities.
Leap Ireland assists people and families to take action on what matters to them towards the goal of a good life, an ordinary life. Find out more here.
Magenta supports parents of children with a disability or serious chronic illness in finding a better care-work-life balance and to improve the family quality of life. They develop training and tools to empower these parents on various thematics such as time management, leisure, social life. Magenta has a special focus on combining informal care with work and exploring the challenges and needs of parents to develop tools to support parents and professionals. Find out more here.
We are looking forward to working alongside those great organizations!