The Occupational centres are establishments aiming to guarantee the occupational therapy and the personal and social adjustment services to disabled persons, when due to their level of disability they are not able to integrate into a company or an enterprising centre.

Occupational therapy are those non-lucrative activities or works undertaken by disabled persons according to their personal conditions and under the guidance of experts of the centre aiming to produce objects, products or services that are not normally found in market. Personal and social adjustment services are those intending to provide disabled persons in Occupational Centres with a better welfare and a better adaptation to their social environment.

According to this definition, the occupational centres are characterized by its non-lucrative therapeutic purpose and social work as it does not happen with the enterprising centres. As a result, the occupational centres will never be considered as working centres for disabled people.          

Two types of persons work in these centres. On one hand, the technical and supporting professionals, with the relevant official qualifications, giving support to the occupational therapy and the personal and social adjustment services to disabled people.      

On the other hand, the disabled people must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Working age.
  • To have the relevant assessment and qualifications by the multidisciplinary team as mentioned in the art. 10 of the LISMI.
  • To have certification of the Multidisciplinary Medical Team justifying difficulty to be included in an O.C. due to the impossibility of working in a company or an enterprising centre due to his/her temporary or permanent disability.

The “Maite Boronat” Occupational Centre in Calp is a service created and managed by the Municipal Department of Social Welfare of the Calp Town Council. It is a public and local service, which is mainly subsidized. It covers a regional area offering service to adults with any intellectual disability.

Our mission is to set up a flexible network of professional and natural supporting points to help working-age people with an intellectual disability or associated disorders improve their quality of life and indirectly, the quality of life of their families providing them with opportunities to have a useful work in society, as well as the working and social insertion and their personal development.

Our general aim is to provide the users with a better quality of life promoting their adapting skills in the activities developed in the Centre.

The Occupational Centre aims to guarantee the occupational therapy and the personal and social adjustment services to disabled people when due to their level of disability they are not able to integrate into a company or an enterprising centre.

The current staff of the centre is composed as follows:

Technical team:


Director-general / speech therapist







Main assistance staff:


Occupational monitors:

  • Monitora de CERÁMICA
  • Monitora de PAPELERÍA
  • Monitor de CUERO
  • Monitor de ASISTIDOS




Subordinate staff:








The users of the “Maite Boronat” Occupational Centre are organised in four groups or workshops:


Each group exercises its skills together with the members of the corresponding workshop unless individual intervention or in the afternoon workshops, with different activities and groups. The group undertakes therefore its activities (ceramics, stationery...) and the same group plays sports, AVD or basic skills.

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  • From January to June: from 9:00 to 17:00.
  • July: from 9:00 to 14:00.
  • September: from 9:00 to 14:00.
  • From October to December: from 9:00 to 17:00.
    • Department of psychology
    • Department of physiotherapy
    • Department of logopedics
    • Department of Occupational monitor


  • Ceramics
  • Stationery
  • Leather
  • Relaxation
  • Learning activities (reading, writing, calculation...)
  • Wood
  • Sewing
  • Beads
  • Sports
  • Daily life activities
  • Psychomotor functions
  • Leisure and free time activities
Taller de Cuero
Taller de Papelería