JHC Itabashi holds as its outlook for the future is for the service used by persons with mental disability to become jointly usable for anyone and thus become the community’s valuable asset that inducing mutual help in a friendly manner. Toward that end as well, it is important that evaluation of persons with mental disabilities themselves’ mutual support is reflected on the policy formation at the national level.
Itabashi Ward already has as its independent undertakings Nighttime Care and Club House. In addition, Itabashi Ward can name Peer Support Network Center, which include the activities for the protection of right of tojisha themselves and their fellow members by conducting hearing and informational exchange with financial subsidy from Tokyo Metropolitan Area Welfare Foundation and also the support activities for job placement called Job Hunting Club.
There are people who have taken the challenge of acquisition of the skill to get along with others to perform work, and to be relied upon by others as a member of the community. We look to the formation of a new support policy by the administration for mutual support service that is different from those now implemented so that these people may have an opportunity to make use of their potentials and make their contribution to the community. (See Tables 11 and 12)
Table 11: Outlook for JHC Itabashi (1)
New support system in which persons with mental disabilities themselves participate for collaboration
- Nighttime care
- Club House
- Peer Support Network Center
- Job Placement Center
- Peer advocate
The mutual support system persons with mental disabilities themselves to tie up with other support services for collaboration, leading to the eventual integration into a comprehensive system for support in daily living in the area. Measure to be taken to provide support to smooth out this process.
Table 12: Outlook for JHC Itabashi (2)
Mutuality and Common Utility
- Establishment of mutual support system by and for persons with mental disabilities themselves and institutionalization of the system
- Promotion of collaborative support system with participation from persons with mental disabilities themselves and citizenry
- Promotion of commonality of usable service
Mental health and welfare service that is available to everyone and that everyone wants to avail oneself of