The Galician Confederation of persons with disabilities (COGAMI) is a non-profit organization born in 1990 and declared of public utility. Its aim is to achieve the full inclusion of persons with disabilities in all areas of society, through the defence and promotion of their rights, the demand of social change, the strengthening of the creation of associations and through the provision of services that satisfy their needs and expectations.
It consists of more than 50 associations, fact that turns it into one of the most representative organisations in the field of disability in Galicia.
We offer specialized services oriented towards persons with disabilities. Our aim is to improve their personal autonomy, quality of life and that they can develop their plan of life according to their needs and interests.
We have representation in the whole Galician territory (northwest of Spain) with information desks in the 7 main cities and 4 centres that take care of rural areas. Moreover, our professionals do also move to the rural areas in order to give assistance to people who need our services. Some of them are:
We manage more than 3 000 annual support assistance through this service.
SIL gives to persons with disabilities the necessary tools for an active job search. In addition, it helps companies by providing workers to them, advice and support while the integration into the labour market of persons with disabilities.
Around 20 000 persons with disabilities are users of this service, which means that every year there are more than 2 000 labour incorporations.
This training programme includes an average of more than 50 training actions each year. The insertion rate is around 6 months after the end of the action of around 30 % of the students who successfully finish the training.
In addition, we carry out consultant activities, we give advice and we create projects for accessibility improvement and the removal of architectural barriers. The aim is to improve persons with disabilities autonomy.
Annually, more than 100 interventions of accessibility are done, both in public and private areas.
Each year, we manage more than 50 supporting products.
We are a proactive and innovative organisation in the field of social intervention. A proof of this is that throughout our history, we have been creating numberless new services. Much of this innovative character comes from the exchange of good practices at national level. In addition, it also comes from our participation in European Projects that make easier the exchange of good practices, continuous improvement and the creation of ideas to implement.
Our last ideas have resulted in:
Finally, it is important to mention that our organisation has 11 business initiatives of social economy that engage more than 800 people with disabilities. They emerge in order to create business opportunities that lead us to achieve more social inclusion and participation for persons with disabilities.