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Information for people with disabilities

No one is excluded in Bocholt. People with disabilities receive support and help in many places in Bocholt and in the region.

Exchange of experience

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One means of coping with the particular stresses of a physical or mental illness or disability is to share experiences with people who have the same condition. The district of Borken, in cooperation with the self-help contact point Kreis Coesfeld / Kreis Borken, maintains a database of local self-help groups and self-help organisations at Selbsthilfenetz.de This contributes to better coping with the illness or disability, as the groups can often offer a variety of ways to solve problems. Should you need help, you will certainly find the right contact person here.

Participation in life


The Supplementary Independent ParticipationCounselling(EUTB) supports you in questions about participation. For example, if you have questions about assistance or aids or if you want to know what a participation plan is. It is offered at a low threshold and independent of service providers and service providers. Local counselling is possible at the EUTB Kreis Borken - Büro Borken.

Blind and Visually Impaired Association Westphalia e.V., Regional Association Bocholt-Borken

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The initial application for the determination of a severe disability as well as the applications for an increase in the degree of disability can be handed in at the citizens' office of the city of Bocholt. If you need help filling out the forms or with legal matters , you can get help from the Sozialverband VdK.


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The LWL Inclusion Office for Work promotes the professional integration of people with severe disabilities into the general labour market. It creates and secures jobs by advising severely disabled people and their employers. For example, the Integration Office finances jobs and training places for employers that are suitable for people with disabilities.

Find out more at LWL Integration Office Westphalia