Fundació Ampans

Name of your organisation: Fundació Ampans
Country: Contact person for ARFIE:  Janeta Camps


Languages : Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Italian.

Disabilities: Children from 3 years old, teenagers and adults with intellectual disabilities and special educational needs.
Age groups 3-16, 16-25, 25+ and 40+
Main services

  • Education, School
  • Day care centre
  • Occupational centre
  • Residential care
  • Residential centre for children and young
  • Residential home for adults
  • Residential centre for the mentally handicapped
  • Residential centre for the mentally disordered
  • Employment with support
  • Special employment centre
  • Vocational and placement programs
  • Occupational training course
  • Labour integration

AMPANS began as a non-profit organization in 1965, founded by a group of parents concerned about education and integration of children with disabilities, constituting the beginning of what AMPANS Foundation is today.

True commitment to serve people with disabilities, AMPANS provides services to over 1,200 people each year.
AMPANS Foundation acquires an ethical commitment to the management in order to achieve the fundamental rights of people with intellectual disabilities, promoting democratic values and practices.

Our political actions are based on the following criteria:

  • Continuity of care
  • Presence in the Community
  • Commitment to people and territory
  • Warm welcome to people
  • Comfortable and suitable equipment

This is possible thanks to a team of over 600 professionals and has the support of many individuals, organizations, institutions and companies which trust that we can help people with intellectual disabilities, making their life easier.

The mission of the organization is improving the quality life of the intellectually disabled, creating and managing centres, services and supporting the criteria of efficiency and effectiveness.
It is the organization will, to provide services to other groups with supporting needs and people with intellectual disabilities in other areas.

The vision of the Organization is becoming a reference and a mark of quality in the care of people with intellectual disabilities, which stand for:

  • Comfortable and safe living spaces, where people with disabilities can develop their life.
  • The trust of families and public administrations.
  • Ethical conduct and excellence in management.
  • Being a good place to work.
  • Social support and active participation of friends and collaborators.
  • Sustainability and financial strength.
  • The commitment and closeness to the land, being active agents in promoting values and social cohesion.

The values promoted by AMPANS Foundation within the entire organization are:

  • Respect
  • Kindness and humanism
  • Quality
  • Professionalism
  • Responsibility
  • Commitment

Excellence is the commitment of AMPANS in the management of centres and services. How do we do it? Looking for the highest quality, applying continuous improvement and analysing the indicators to understand the quality of service as an inherent right for our people. Moreover, we plan services that create satisfaction and confidence to attended people, adopting management policies that encourage maximum involvement of all people in the organization.


  • 400 + European Excellence for Quality Management (CEG) - (EFQM)
  • Certification UNE-EN-ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System


  • EMA's European Registry III
  • Certification UNE-EN-ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems

Risk Prevention:

  • OHSAS 18001:2007 Management Systems for Safety and Health at Work

Public recognition:

  • 1986 Declaration of Public Entity
  • Bages 1991 Award
  • 1992 St George Cross
  • Environment Award 2004 of the Chamber of Commerce
  • Work Plate 2008 President Macià
  • Section 2013 Award Alares Cleaning Especial employment center AMPANS


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