Overview

Mission Statement

Aġenzija Sapport is committed to enhance the quality of life of persons with disability through innovative personalised support, expertise, and advocacy.

Vision

Aġenzija Sapport shall work with persons with disability and their families to secure the means, opportunities and services whereby they can execute their right to fully participate in community life.

Values

  • Equality, choices and opportunities;

  • Inclusion of persons with disability in all aspects of society;

  • Holistic, Person Centred Approach rooted in the principles of shared power and self-determination;

  • Mutual support and interdependence - giving and receiving based on the understanding that both the person with disability and society stand to gain through the advancement of persons with disability as contributing members of society.

History

In August 2001, the Supported Living Division was set up within the Foundation for Social Welfare Services of the then Ministry for Social Policy. The aim was to establish principles, values and strategies to provide services to persons with disability and their families. The Division addressed persons with disability having severe challenging behaviour, people with disability at risk of institutionalisation, young people with disability already living in institutions due to lack of alternative accommodation, and people with disability in high need.

The main strategy adopted was to provide people having disability with support rather than care, so that they would be able to achieve independence to the best of their ability, continue living within the community and receive support as and when required.  

The Division became an Agency in February 2003, under the name of Aġenzija Sapport as it is still known today.