TEABALLS social responsibility

Our Teaballs are produced in cooperation with the Dienstleistungszentrum (DLZ) Langenselbold. The DLZ is a workshop for people with disabilities (WfbM) and is part of the Behinderten-Werk Main-Kinzig e.V. (BWMK). It offers people with impairments work and qualification in various professional fields.
The BWMK wrote us some lines about it, which we would like to share with you:

"Workshops for disabled people are highly specialized facilities for participation in working life for people with severe disabilities. They offer vocational training, work as well as support in personal development.
Work in workshops is not directly comparable with full-time employment, as the workshop provides additional services such as various care activities, occupational and physical therapy, etc., depending on the disability-related support needs of the individual.

Furthermore, so-called work-accompanying measures are offered, which the employees also make use of during working hours.
The work-accompanying measures serve the personality development, as well as the holistic health promotion of the people with disabilities and the social integration. They include numerous offers of education, qualification and from the cultural and sports area.
In addition, people with disabilities who have no other income apart from workshop pay receive state assistance for living expenses, for example subsidies for rent payments, care services, pensions for people with reduced earning capacity and basic income support.
However, it is also clear that the labor market, society, the state and also the workshops must work even more consistently to bring people with disabilities into the normal labor market. For inclusion to succeed, society needs to change its way of thinking. We can only promote occupational participation as a team. Every individual, including those in the company, is called upon.
Workshops do much more than "just" facilitate the transition to the general labor market. Making transitions possible is not the main task of workshops. The task of workshops and thus their services are manifold: vocational training, personality development, maintaining and ideally expanding the performance or earning capacity of people with disabilities, to name just a few."