Where do I use will and would

Between desire, will and dignity

Quelkhorn. What is the difference between desire and will in disability assistance? How can creative arrangements be made so that people with disabilities can achieve their goals? And what is actually hidden behind the concept of social space orientation? Questions like these were the subject of a humorous and informative lecture on Tuesday morning in the hall of the Quelkhorner Parzival-Hof.

In Wolfgang Hinte, the home manager Stefan Bachmann had not only brought a proven expert on the subject of social space orientation to Quelkhorn, but also an excellent speaker who brought the difficult subject closer to the diverse audience of Parzival residents as well as representatives of regional institutions and local politics in a clear and punchy way . The social space orientation is therefore a holistic concept of action in social work, the concept of which, according to Hinte, is based on several principles. In essence, it is about improving the living conditions of all people in a social space. Their interests and needs are in the foreground.

The concept of social space orientation starts with the skills of each individual and activates them. The most important aspect for the renowned professor is the will of these people. "Good social space-oriented work always starts with what people want. But this is the most frequently violated in this system," explained Hinte. The will is something completely different from the wish, because whoever expresses his will always contributes to the achievement of a goal himself. "That is why wishes are not allowed to play a role in helping the disabled," lectured Hinte. Rather, it is important to create tailor-made solutions and arrangements that are tailored to the people, so that disabled people can also live the way they want. "This is our job." According to Hinte, it is mostly supposed little things that have a major effect on the lives of these people. From his practical work, Hinte knows that sometimes it is just the urge that animals and plants lack nothing. And it is precisely this will that must be respected and fulfilled. But it is precisely these small and yet so important things in life that are often incompatible with the bureaucracy when it comes to assistance for the disabled or are simply overlooked.

The concept of social space orientation is intended to encourage people in unfavorable life situations to take changes in life into their own hands. "As little help as possible" is another principle in the concept. "If we want inclusion, then that's only possible through normality. We need facilities in which things can go wrong", explained Wolfgang Hinte provocatively and added: "In the current system of disabled people's assistance, people often cannot develop their dignity. " The third principle starts with human resources. "Everyone has characteristics and we have to create the framework from them," demanded Hinte. One example where skills can be turned into resources are integration classes.

For Hinte the matter is clear: "Good participation plans never describe the weaknesses of these people." Therefore, there must be a system that is defined by means of resource diagnostics and does not focus on deficits. Home manager Stefan Bachmann was completely satisfied with the explanations of the researcher and experienced practitioner as well as the open and constructive exchange afterwards: "It was a very positive event. But it is still a long way off, so we cannot take decisions immediately we will definitely go deeper. "