UK NORDIC BALTIC SUMMIT: 19-20 JANUARY 2011 ESTONIA
THEME: Jobs, Family & Gender Equality
TITLE OF PRESENTATION: Social Return Synopsis: The project is a co-operation of health care services, social services, integration agencies, employment agencies and educational institutions. The rehabilitation plan is based on an individual’s holistic assessment for setting goals for further personal development and full participation in work and community. Presenter: Soffia Gisladottir, Director of the Directorate of Labour in North and East Iceland. Short Biography: Soffía graduated in Pedagogy and Educational Science in 1994. A former Director of Social Services in NE Iceland and a former Director of a LLL Center in Akureyri, IS. A project Coordinator for Social Return since 2004 and a Deputy Member of the Icelandic Parliament from 1999–2003.
RĂşnar the Candy Man
Rúnar in trouble • Born in 1973, a father of four children – Broken home – Behaviour problems – Alcohol and drug addict – Little further education, dyslexic – In and out of jobs – mostly in the candy business – Lost everything – job, family, home – Huge debts, tax liability
Rúnar in rehabilitation • Alcohol and drug rehabilitation spring ’09 – for the fifth time
• SN Rehabilitation Centre summer of ´09 – Personal advisor, teachers, advisor in special education, financial advisor, tax commissioner, doctor, specialist in entrepreneurship – The ideology of Social Return
The bright future for Rúnar • Rúnar the candy man • He has been building up his own candy / chocolate company with the help of SN • He specializes in design candy • He has got his family and home back • He is offering people jobs and cooperating with SN Rehabilitation centre in job coaching