The state association of Lebenshilfe North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) for people with learning disabilities is a charitable non-profit organisation. It was founded in 1964 by parents of disabled children and interested experts. Lebenshilfe now has more than 25,000 members and over 400 local facilities and individual organisers providing support for approximately 25,000 children, teenagers and adults all over the country. In this way, the necessary help and support can be guaranteed nationwide in order to meet the requirements of affected people and their families.
Our main work includes the following 4 categories - Lebenshilfe is:
• A self-help organisation of people with learning disabilities
• Parent representatives
• Professional association
• Responsible body for services and facilities for people with learning disabilities
All efforts of Lebenshilfe aim at representing the interests of people with learning disabilities and their relatives. According to our slogan, “Together we are strong”, Lebenshilfe NRW stands for social acceptance, integration and an independent life for all fellow citizens with learning disabilities bearing in mind personality and individual circumstances resulting from the level of disability.
It is normal that human beings differ from each other, have different interests and skills or are better or worse than other people at doing something. It is normal to be different.
Landesverband Lebenshilfe Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V.
Tel.: 022 33 / 93 245 – 0
Fax: 022 33 / 93 245 – 10