For this reason, The National Autistic Society UK (NAS) – the UK’s leading charity for persons affected by Autism – has been chosen to be closely involved in the development and accreditation of Inspire’s autism services.
Having this stamp of quality assurance enables Inspire to give peace of mind to all its service users, that the service they are receiving is a service of the highest possible quality, one that is always developing and determined to improve upon. It also ensures that the methods implemented are evidence based, and that the service overall is one they deserve.
In 2016 Inspire’s Multisensory Therapy and Therapeutic Horseback Riding services were re-accredited, whilst the Indoor Pool and Therapeutic and Creative Arts services received accreditation status for the first time.
In 2016 Inspire also became ISO 9001:2008 certified, further demonstrating the organizations aim to ensure total quality management and continuous development not just for its Autism services, but across every department and service.
Inspire believes that everyone has a right to equality and inclusion. Our mission is to try to help everyone with a disability achieve this. We do this by providing individuals and their families with educational, therapeutic and leisure services. We also advocate for inclusion, educate the general public, raise awareness among peers, and hold the best knowledge base on disability on the island.
The Inspire foundation is the result of a merger between Eden Foundation and Razzett Tal-Hbiberija – two leading charities that worked in the field of disability. The two organisations transferred all their resources and employees over to the new foundation, which now provides all the services in a one-stop-shop model avoiding duplication, enhancing service delivery and being more cost effective, leading to long term sustainability and added value.
Today, Inspire helps over 1000 individuals with various disabilities ranging from Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and others. We do this through many services and disability programmes that are offered at a highly subsidised rate or sometimes even for free.