The different types of accommodation

Sheltered housing units are a form of collective accommodation, offering disabled people daily medical, social and educational support adapted to their particular disability.

Foyers d’hébergement des Établissements et Services d'Aide par le Travail (ESAT) – occupational care centres and sheltered housing units

The ESATs make it possible for disabled adults to carry out a professional activity that they wouldn't be able to do in a standard working environment.

The sheltered housing units that stand alongside some of these establishments mean the disabled people can live on site and get support throughout the day. There are 9 of these centres in the Orne, with a total of 451 places.

Sheltered housing or occupational homes

After referral from the CDAPH, the sheltered housing units or occupational homes (foyers de vie ou occupationnels) provide accommodation for disabled people who are incapable of work but who are still able to carry out everyday tasks themselves. There are 8 such centres in the Orne with 297 places, 20 of which are day places and 4 for temporary care.

Medical care homes

Medical care homes are co-funded by the State and Orne Council and, after referral by the CDAPH, provide accommodation for disabled people who are incapable of any form of professional activity and who require constant medical supervision and assistance from a third person throughout the day.

In the Orne, the La Résidence des Terres Noires care home in Mortagne au Perche has 48 places for epileptic patients.

Retirement homes

Exceptionally and subject to certain conditions, a disabled person aged under 60 can be admitted to a retirement home

Foster family

This is an alternative to living at home or in a specialist establishment. Accommodation in a foster family can help to forge strong social links.

The principle

A family accepts to share their home, in exchange for payment, with a person aged 60 or over or with a disabled adult whose health does not require constant medical supervision or care. 

Orne Council's role is to maintain the right balance in the relationship. It grants approval of the foster family and provides training. It provides welfare supervision of the people accommodated and ensures that the contract signed between the two parties is complied with.

The main benefit

Preventing the elderly or disabled people from being isolated and letting them enjoy the reassurance and warmth of a family home.

How it works

Approval is granted for the foster family, for a given period, after a visit of their home by the social worker responsible for foster care. It determines the number and category of people that may be accommodated and the type of accommodation.

The contract drawn up between the two parties sets out the rights and duties of each one (material and financial terms of the agreement). The carer is remunerated by the person accommodated, who may benefit from financial support from Orne Council or the Caisse d’Allocations Familiales (CAF) – family benefit agency.

Training for the foster family is provided by Orne Council or by one of its service providers.