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Dagcentrum Kasteel

Vision

Dagcentrum Kasteel - a day-care centre - wants to contribute, in cooperation with the direct social environment of the person with a disability, that they have an exciting personal life.

We want to offer them an adapted and interesting work environment with the necessary stimulation and possibilities for development through our work; we want to experience as many aspects of life and work as possible with them from a meeting of people. We want to encourage an attitude of self-respect, the greatest possible autonomy, self-knowledge and self-determination. The content of the daily activities offered mainly comprises the dramatic arts and supporting or training skills, knowledge or the experience required for this. We draw up a sufficiently varied weekly programme from this point of view: it generally includes training, relaxing, social and movement activities. We believe that people with mental disabilities with acting talents must be given the opportunity to develop this fully; this can also contribute to their personal development. Since its foundation in 1991, DC Kasteel has worked closely with Theater Stap. The working of the day-care centre is determined to a great extend by questions and projects from Theater Stap.

We can also influence people’s perception of the mentally disabled from this angle. Mutual exciting contacts with the professional stage environment make us dream of inclusion.