Inspire (The Eden and Razzett Foundation) is a Maltese registered voluntary organisation which specialises in the field of inclusion of persons with disabilities, including physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Inspire draws on many years of experience from two of Malta’s leading NGOs working in the field of disability. Inspire prides itself on its mission which is to help every person with a disability achieve equality and inclusion.
Today, Inspire addresses the educational, therapeutic, social and recreational needs of persons with disabilities, focusing on their ability and potential, and promoting and facilitating their independence and participation in society.
The organisation operates through a multidisciplinary team of experts and members of staff specialised in various fields related to disability. In-house expertise includes the following: inclusive education; multisensory intervention; occupational, physio and creative therapy; speech & language pathology; psychology; inclusive, adapted and mixed ability sports; accessibility; assistive technologies and independent living skills.
Inspire is currently led by Antonello Gauci (CEO) who is supported by a team of over 160 professionals that work hard towards achieving its mission which is to help every person with a disability achieve equality and inclusion.
The organisation ensures that the design, content, and delivery of its services are of the highest possible standard. For this reason, The National Autistic Society UK (NAS) – the UK’s leading charity for persons affected by autism, has been intimately involved in the development and accreditation of Inspire’s autism services. Autism Accreditation is an internationally – recognised quality standard.
The STEP Intensive Early Intervention Programme received accreditation by the NAS Accreditation Programme in 2002. In July 2013, Inspire’s Multisensory Therapy & Therapeutic Horseback Riding Services became accredited, followed by Inspire’s Pool and Therapeutic and Creative Arts services in 2016; they were the first of their kind to receive accreditation by the NAS.
In June 2019 the therapeutic services at Inspire were awarded Advanced Accreditation status by the NAS. Inspire was the first organisation outside of the UK to have ever been awarded the Advanced Accreditation status and the first organisation to earn this mark of excellence for therapeutic services by the NAS.
Autism Accreditation provides an autism-specific quality assurance programme for over 300 organisations throughout the UK and across the globe. The Autism Accreditation award offers a seal of quality and can give people peace of mind when choosing a service for a relative.
It seemed like a natural next step in the organisation’s journey of quality assurance for Inspire to embark on the process to achieve ISO certification and in 2016 Inspire received ISO 9001:2008 certification. Inspire then went on to transition to ISO 9001:2015 certification in November 2017.