The Business Model
The Landal Community Development Centre is a sound institution with stable accounts (over 43.000€ in bank deposits and 1 M € in fixed assets). They have been profitable in recent years. Their income mainly comes from the fees paid for the services they offer (nursing home, home support service, social shop and rural museum) and from donations from citizens and companies.
The Landal Community Development Centre’s history goes back to 1975, when Centro de Recreio Popular dos Rostos was founded. The institution had a sports and recreational vision, dedicating itself to organizing cultural and sporting events. 23 years ago, this centre evolved into a Private Institution for Social Solidarity (I.P.S.S.) with public utility. This institution came into existence in 1997 to respond to the need of an institution that could provide social support to the surrounding population.
This new institution developed activities in different areas of social solidarity and local development, covering all age groups of the population in the Parish of Landal and neighbouring areas. Thus, in 2005, it adopted the new designation of Landal Community Development Centre (Centro de Desenvolvimento Comunitário do Landal - CDCL).
At the present time, CDCL provides the following:
Recreational centre, operating daily mainly dedicated to the elderly population
Service care facilities – a place where people can go to for services that are originally were just provided in the city centre, such as the post office
Home Support to the elderly and other people in need of care or in a vulnerable situation (operating since 1998)
Integrated Home Support that together with health services guarantees continued services during the weekends and national holidays, with medical and nursing assistance
Social Store offering at low/economical prices: clothing, personal hygiene products, cleaning products, home supplies, school and office supplies
Professional and sectorial training
Bureau for employability: their mission is to integrate or reintegrate unemployed people or people looking for new opportunities, promoting self-development, talent and continuous knowledge and apprenticeship.
Also soon to be finished is the Day Care Centre that will support the elderly. Our risk assessment classifies the promoter with C+.