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·  About the Viktória Centre

·  About the Viktória Centre

The Association of Disabled People in County Fejér was founded in 1979 to help the disabled people and their families in the county and to represent and protect their interests.

In 1991 the building of the former Soviet nursery was given to us. This created the opportunity to the foundation of Hungary’s first Centre where people are being prepared for an independent life, in Székesfehérvár, for the benefit of thousands of severely disabled people. We were fundraising for years and we participated in every prize competition where support could be earned with such a program. As a result of all this the daytime department of the Viktória Rehabilitation Centre was completed by autumn of 1996, and it started to function at a high quality.

Before this there was no such institution in the country which employed severely disabled people, and at the same time took care of their development and the maintaining of their status through physiotherapy, physical therapy and massage therapy on a service basis. (On a service basis means, that the person in need decides himself about what types of help or care he wants to use.) 

Also today the most valuable and special thing about the Centre is that it was created by a non governmental organisation and the people in need, the concerned disabled people who live here. They still take part in the operation and the management of the institution. Nowadays it’s still rare in Hungary, that such a big institution is being built and operated by an NGO, and that the concerned people themselves take part in this actively.

According to the 1980 definition of the World Health Organisation, rehabilitation is a support, which is needed by people, who suffer from a temporary or permanent health, physical, mental impairment in order to reintegrate to the community and the society. Rehabilitation is a coordinated and personalized combination of medical, social, pedagogical and employment measures, which aims, that the rehabilitated person remains a satisfied, happy, and possibly full value members of the society. This can only be successful if it’s realised in its own complexity, if it’s personalized, and if it follows the whole walk of life after the occurrence of disability. 

The Viktória Centre wants to give all opportunities from the beginning even to the most severely disabled people to live the possible most independent life, and to learn all the things, which can help them to live a full life in a self-determinate way. One mission of the Centre is, to make everyone aware of the facts, that disabled people can also be useful members of the society and under the appropriate conditions they can live an independent life.

Departments and activities of the Viktória Rehabilitation Centre:

  • daytime care: daytime club, complex skill development, individual and group physiotherapy (also special methods according to different disorders and for the therapy of spine problems, like McKenzie, Schroth), physical therapy, massage, medical aid conveying, information service,  administration, legal counselling, support for disabled people who seek employment, practicing of the independent way of living, library, recreational programs;
  • support service: personal assistance, special transport service, home care assistance service;
  • temporary home: one month to one year treatment and care of disabled persons, who can return to their own home after the rehabilitation;
  • permanent home: for disabled people who need constant help and support in their everyday life, but are partly independent, can move with medical aid, who need 24 hour care, and who’s family is unable to take care of them.

The Centre provides skill development and health maintaining services for about 300 people, and social services (information, administration, legal counselling, nursing, personal assistance etc.) for around 50 people every month.

Since the opening, already hundreds of people were prepared for individual and self-determined life by us. This work was always accompanied with the information service of the Associations Office and the protection and representation of disabled people’s interests. Within the framework of these activities thousands of people received lifestyle and legal advice from us, with our help many of them was able to make their home barrier-free, and received medical aids. With the support of the Association’s scholarship program many disabled young people finished high school, got a professional qualification or a university or college graduation.

Our support service started in 2006. The service helps the life of several severely disabled people in their homes. This makes possible for these people to stay among their families. Our transport service helps a lot of people every year to get to their workplaces, public institutions and cultural events.

The home department accommodates a small number of people in a family atmosphere. Every year around 20-30 people get ready to return home to their families as the result of their rehabilitation.
9 people receive full 24 hour care permanently by us, they live in individual apartments.  They are persons who depend physically on other’s help in their everyday lives and whose families are unable to take care about them. Here they can live a self-determined life with the help of the personal assistants. They can decide about their lives.


The building and development of the Centre, the purchase of the equipments, and the realization of our goals were always made possible by collecting enough money through winning prize competitions, donations or other ways of fundraising (charity evening and fair, 1% donations etc.) For example in 2010 with the support of our colleagues and friends and a few different organisations we developed the back garden of the Centre. Also in 2010 Fehérvár Travel Foundation donated 7 million Forints for the completion of the mansard of the home department where we established five new apartments.


You can find more information about the Centre, the Foundation which established it, and the Association which maintains it at our homepage www.egyesulet-viktoria.hu where you will also find pictures in the picture gallery.

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