Living at home

Preparing meals, doing housework or shopping and carrying out everyday tasks  can all seem like insurmountable obstacles when you are disabled, and can living at home difficult.

Orne Council offers disabled people financial help and services to improve their everyday material conditions and overcome such difficulties. Disabled people aged over 60 can benefit from Allocation Personnalisée d'Autonomie (APA) – personalised autonomy benefit.

The Prestation de Compensation du Handicap (PCH) – disability compensation allowance

This allowance covers the disabled person’s needs in the following areas:

  • home help for everyday tasks
  • equipping the home or vehicle
  • technical support
  • animal support (guide dogs for example).

Recipients

Disabled people aged under 60 and recognised by the Commission des Droits et de l'Autonomie des Personnes Handicapées (CDAPH) – disabled people’s rights and autonomy commission, and who cannot carry out at least one everyday essential task easily or at all. Around 550 disabled people benefit from this service, for a total amount of €5.2M.

What is the CDAPH?

The CDAPH commission is made up of representatives from the department, the State, disabled people and their families and welfare organisations. It assesses the disabled person’s situation and decides whether it warrants the payment of the disability compensation allowance. It also decides on the disabled person’s employment situation, designates establishments able to employ him and grants "disabled worker" status.

The compensation allowance for third parties has not been paid out since 1st January 2006. People already benefiting from this allowance before this date will however continue to receive it if they do not opt for the disability compensation allowance instead.

Home help

Provides disabled people with physical help with housework.

Recipients

Disabled people aged under 60, whose disability rate recognised by the CDAPH is equal or superior to 50% and who do not have the resources to cover the costs incurred by their handicap. Around 100 disabled people benefit from this help, for a total amount of €350,000.

The Services d’Accompagnement à la Vie Sociale (SAVS) – social life support services and Services d’Accompagnement Médico-Social pour Adultes Handicapés (SAMSAH) – medical and welfare support services for disabled adults.

Help disabled adults to continue to live at home.

Recipients

Disabled people aged under 60, whose disability rate recognised by the CDAPH is equal or superior to 50% and who do not have the resources to cover the costs incurred by their handicap. Around 100 people benefit from these services, for a total amount of €900,000.