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FUNDACIÓ STS
About us

STS Private Foundation is a catalan private, social initiative and non-profit foundation. Our main activity is the exercise of guardianship, curatorship or other protection, legally representing and assisting people that the judicial authority entrusted to us.

Our task is also focused on the promotion of support services for the elderly, people with disabilities and people affected by chronic diseases, as well as other areas such as research, programs and projects for groups at risk of social exclusion.

Our mission in tutelage is to facilitate the protection and cure of those people with the capacity to act judicially modified, who need support in the management of different areas of their lives, and who do not have any other person to take care of them.

Our aims

Our mission in tutelage is to facilitate the protection and cure of those people with the capacity to act judicially modified, based on respect, responsibility, professional competence and transparency in management.

Actions

The actions that we carry out are:

  • To ensure their well-being, their comfort and health, maintaining as much as possible their relational networks, affective bonds and contacts with their environment, maximizing their autonomy, so that they can have a decent life.
  • Exercising guardianship individually offering personalized, comprehensive and continuous care.
  • Protect personal and financial interests, defending the rights of the incapacitated person in their benefit and interest.
  • Ensure an information service on protective measures for relatives and professionals who require it.
  • Coordinate the required actions for the best management and accompaniment of our mentored with all the social, judicial and economic agents.

Services

We offer:

  • Information service and attention to those who, for family or professional, may have in their environment someone affected a possible disability.
  • Guidance and advice to individuals or relatives who have tutelary charges or are in the process or situation to start an incapacitation procedure.
  • Pre-tutoring services: supervision and accompaniment throughout the process prior to the incapacitation of the person. Management of precautionary measures (legal defense and temporary administrator).
  • Tutelary services with integral care: support and social network stimulation, patrimonial management, judicial follow-up, coordination and collaboration with other professionals.

Human team

We work with a specialized human team, coordinated by the Social Worker/Referent Tutelar who responds to all functions within the social sphere and with the human resources of the area of economic management and the legal area.

Other areas of work

Foundation aims in other areas of work:

  • Promote participation programs of elder people to make possible their presence in our society through initiatives and projects.
  • Organize, sponsor and participate in courses, seminars, conferences, workshops, conferences and publications for the elderly.
  • Convene awards and scholarships designed to promote strategies for improving care for the elderly, disabled or affected by chronic diseases:
    · Award Project for Search and Research in the Degree in Social Work of the URV.
    · Award project for search and research in the Nursing Degree of the URV.
    · Project Prize for research and research in the Degree in Psychology of the Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology of the URV.
    · Award project for the best end-of-degree work in the Physiotherapy Degree of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the URV

F.A.Q

  • What procedure must be followed to get the declaration of incapacitation?
    The declaration of incapacity procedure is a judicial procedure. Verbal trial is regulated in Chapter II in proceedings concerning the capacity of the Persons of the Civil Procedure Act (art. 756 et seq LEC). They can urge the declaration of incapacity: the alleged incapacitated person, the spouse or their unmarried partnership, the descendants, ascendants or siblings of the alleged incapacitated person (art. 757.1 LEC). The application must be filed with the Court of First Instance of the judicial district where the alleged incapacitated person lives (art. 756 LEC), with the mandatory intervention of a lawyer and solicitor (art. 750.1 LEC).
  • Who will be the legally incapacitated person tutor?
    In Catalonia, the Title II of the Civil Code of Catalonia regulates the custody and protection, related to the institutions for the protection of the person. The appointment of the tutor would correspond to the judicial authority if the alleged incapacitated person didn’t appoint anyone before.
  • Who can be legally incapacitated?
    To incapacitate a person need to attend two requirements: I. Concurrence of the elements established by Article 200 of the Civil Code, which defines as causes of incapacitation “persistent diseases or deficiencies of a physical or psychological nature that prevent the person from governing themselves.” These elements are: a) Existence of a physical or mental illness or deficiency. b) Their disease or deficiency must cause the person can not govern itself. . c) Illness or disability has to be of a lasting nature, excluding temporary states and acute flares. II. Need of declaration of judicial incapacity. Article 199 of the Civil Code establishes that: “no one can be disable without a judicial decision.” Who can apply for declaration of incapacity of a person? The alleged incapacitated person, his / her spouse or who is in an assimilable situation, the descendants, the ascendants or siblings of the alleged incapacitated person (art. 757.1 LEC). If the aforementioned persons do not proceed to process the disability or do not exist, it will be the Public Prosecutor’s Office who will have to promote the declaration of incapacity (art.757.2 LEC). However, it must be made clear that any person is entitled to inform the Public ...
  • What “incapacitation” stands for?
    Legal incapacitation is a mechanism provided in article 199 and following of the Civil Code for cases in which persistent physical or mental illnesses or deficiencies prevent a person from governing themselves, having as objective the protection of interests and rights of disability, both on a personal and patrimonial level.
  • How much will the user have to pay for the tutelage service?
    For the person in charge, having a legal representative (guardian, curator, personal assistant …) does not involve any cost. The financing of the entity basically depends on the “Subsidy for Tutelary Programs” granted by the Generalitat of Catalonia.
  • Who is the STS Foundation for?
    The beneficiaries will be those persons who, residing in the districts of Tarragona, meet any of the following conditions: be over 55 years of age and be legally incapacitated by the competent judicial authority, or be pending to initiate or finalize a process of modification of the performance capability. Be younger than 65 years with neurodegenerative pathologies and be legally incapacitated by the competent judicial authority or be pending to initiate or finalize a process of modification of the capacity to act.
  • When does it make sense to promote this measure of legal protection?
    Here are some factors that can cause a legitimized person to make the decision to initiate an incapacitation procedure: a) A serious problem that makes it impossible for the person to govern him/herself. b) Inadequate management of inheritance. c) Protection needs for detected abuse or neglect by the relatives, reference persons or other (economic, sexual abuse …). d) A very vulnerable person that requires support for basic and instrumental activities of daily life and does not have this support in their environment. e) Risk of wasting their economic and patrimonial resources due to illness or disability. f) People with impossibility of self-government that it has been observed previously with elderly parents or no other social or family support. g) An elderly person with a deficit impaired cognitive or requiring support. h) A person chronically ill/institutionalized without possibilities of community insertion. y) People who need the representation of a third to exercise and defend their rights. j) Discrepancies between relatives of reference, that affect the taking of important decisions relative to the person object of protection, when this one is not able to make decisions by him/herself.
  • Who will be the legally incapacitated person tutor?
    To incapacitate a person need to attend two requirements: I. Concurrence of the elements established by Article 200 of the Civil Code, which defines as causes of incapacitation “persistent diseases or deficiencies of a physical or psychological nature that prevent the person from governing themselves.” These elements are: a) Existence of a physical or mental illness or deficiency. b) Their disease or deficiency must cause the person can not govern itself. . c) Illness or disability has to be of a lasting nature, excluding temporary states and acute flares. II. Need of declaration of judicial incapacity. Article 199 of the Civil Code establishes that: “no one can be disable without a judicial decision.” Who can apply for declaration of incapacity of a person? The alleged incapacitated person, his / her spouse or who is in an assimilable situation, the descendants, the ascendants or siblings of the alleged incapacitated person (art. 757.1 LEC). If the aforementioned persons do not proceed to process the disability or do not exist, it will be the Public Prosecutor’s Office who will have to promote the declaration of incapacity (art.757.2 LEC). However, it must be made clear that any person is entitled to inform the Public ...
  • What does it mean to be legally incapacitated?
    A person that has been declared “incapacitated” has reduced ability to act and can not perform certain legal acts or manage their assets. Specifically, the indication of what acts of legal life can not be done by the incapacitated person alone, will be made through the corresponding judicial sentence of incapacitation, since the degree of disability will vary depending on the severity of the dependency, disability or illness that suffer.
  • Will you inherit my properties?
    The functions of the legal representative end when the person is not there or the measure is canceled. Meanwhile, we will ensure to keep the user’s patrimony. The legal heirs will be those that the user indicates before losing the ability to decide in a legal will, their relatives or, in their lack, the Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • How do you finance?
    The main funding of the STS Foundation comes from the “Subsidy for Tutelary Programs” granted by the Generalitat of Catalonia, according to the number of people we serve during the established period. In addition, we receive donations from individuals and companies that voluntarily collaborate in the maintenance and improvement of the Foundation through periodic or occasional contributions.