ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

Aġenzija Sapport is Malta’s National Agency that offers and provides services, support and guidance to persons with disabilities, their support networks, and their communities.

Our Cause

To assist persons with disabilities to achieve social equitability.

The Agency’s cause is to serve as a catalyst agent in the implementation of the articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Its goal is to collaborate with persons with disabilities to develop accessible services and resources that enable and empower them to fully exercise their rights and freedoms, overcome societal challenges, and reach equity in society.
OUR STORY

In August 2001, the Supported Living Division was set up within the Foundation for Social Welfare Services of the then Ministry for Social Policy. The aim was to establish principles, values and strategies to provide services to persons with disability and to their families. The Division addressed persons with disability having severe challenging behaviour, people with disability at risk of institutionalisation, young people with disability already living in institutions due to lack of alternative accommodation, and people with disability in high need.

The main strategy adopted was to provide people having disability with support rather than care, so that they would be able to achieve independence to the best of their ability, continue living within the community and receive support as and when required. These values are still at the core of the Agency today.

The Division became an Agency in February 2003, under the name of Aġenzija Sapport as it is still known today. ​Aġenzija Sapport became an autonomous agency in April 2016 through a Legal Notice (L.N. 104 of 2016).

QUALITY MARK

Aġenzija Sapport through it’s Sharing Lives service, has been awarded a Quality Mark by The European Solidarity Corps, a European Union initiative that enables young people to show solidarity with communities in their respective country as well as abroad.

This award followed an assessment on the Agency ensuring a structure to provide quality services, and that the Agency strives towards increasing the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society.
Through this award, more foreign volunteers will have the opportunity to join the Agency especially within the Sharing Lives service, as volunteers.

The Quality Mark was awarded in 2022 and is valid for 3 years.

More on sharing lives

WHO WE ARE

Managers

Services Manager (ICLM, Family Support Unit, Intake Team & Social Work)
http://Envelope%20iconMs Maria Theresa Aquilina
Services Manager (Day Services & Way to Work)
http://Envelope%20iconMs Elvira Psaila
Services Manager (My Programme, Sharing Lives & Transition)
http://Envelope%20iconMs Lorraine Polidano
Services Manager (STILC, ACTU & Sign Language Interpretation)
http://Envelope%20iconMr Jonathan Formosa Vella​
Services Manager (Supported Independent Living)
http://Envelope%20iconMs Sarah Buhagiar
Customer Support & Schemes Manager
http://Envelope%20iconMs Christine Sant
Professional Advisory and Prevention Manager
http://Envelope%20iconMs Adreana Sammut
Quality Audit, Risk, Research & Innovation Manager
http://Envelope%20iconMs Bianca Caruana​
Finance Manager
http://Envelope%20iconMs Donalise Ellul
Administration Manager
http://Envelope%20iconMr Giancarlo Farrugia
Strategic Marketing & International Relations Manager
http://Envelope%20iconMs Rosalie Vella Piscopo
Change Manager
http://Envelope%20iconMr Gabriel Pullicino
Operations & IT Manager
http://Envelope%20iconMr Kenny Muscat
Procurement Manager
http://Envelope%20iconMs Stephanie Grech
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