Il Girasole Cooperativa Sociale
Il Girasole is a social entreprise that fosters innovative welfare services in order to improve the life quality of elders, persons with disabilities and persons with psychiatric or mental disorders. Il Girasole offers them residential and home care services, as well as health and care services (physical therapy, nursing services, personal care services). Moreover, it manages specialised info-desks to offer support and counseling for elderly and people with disabilities, such as the «Punto Ascolto Alzheimer» (Info-desk dedicated to Alzheimer) and the Sportello Spazio Ascolto per la Disabilità» (Info-desk dedicated to people with disabilities).
Il Girasole promotes individualized educational projects addressed at disadvantaged categories, aimed at the achievement of self- sufficiency. It established a strong collaboration with many stakeholders on the territory of the Province of Florence and outside the province, including various local public bodies. Il Girasole has 200 employees and is certified according to European Standard ISO 9001:2008. It belongs to CGM, the biggest consortium of social cooperatives in Italy and to Co&So Firenze Consortium.