Ola centre
This BBK facility is a pioneer of specialist care for the mentally disabled, their families and all the social agents working in this field.

With a surface area of approximately 50,000 m2, and a natural setting in Sondika, it mainly sets out to provide integral care for the mentally disabled and support for their families.

Centro OLA BBK currently offers various services:

  1. Adult life centre
  2. Short-term stay residence
  3. Day care centre
  4. Saioa service
  5. Occupational workshop
  6. Special employment center
  7. Employability support service

The Ola Adult Life Centre is a day service for caring and supporting adult people with intellectual disabilities in the Historical Territory of Bizkaia, which, originating from occupational workshops and sheltered employment centres, demands, for different reasons, other types of activities, enabling them to continue socializing and ageing by keeping a high degree of autonomy and quality of life, for as long as possible.

Due to the health emergency situation caused by COVID-19 we were forced to close the centre in order to not put the people who attend our service at risk, this has not prevented us from continuing to work and improve the centre and reopen it when circumstances so permit, adapting it to the new Covid reality. Safety measures have been implemented, introducing thermal cameras, disinfectant mats, automated taps, gel dispensers, restructuring of spaces and activities, so that things will be safe for everyone when people return.

The Ola Short-term Stay Residence, helps people with intellectual disabilities to live together in a foreign environment, and provide their families with a rest so they can continue caring for them the rest of the year.

It is open to any person with intellectual disability in Bizkaia, between the ages of 18 and 59 years. It accommodates 28 people and is in service 365 days a year. The minimum duration of the stays is 15 days and a maximum of 3 months per year (4 months in the case of emergencies).

The Day Care Centre, a living space for persons with serious intellectual disabilities or a high degree of dependency, with personal and social support programmes.

Improving the quality of life of persons with intellectual disability and their families through an integrated reception, intervention and accompanying service providing individualized or collective proposals to improve their quality of life and family participation.

Helping in the personal and social development of people and their integration in society through training and work.

One of its objectives is achieving the integration of the largest number of people into regular work.

The BBK Employability Support Service project is an accompaniment project for persons with disability to improve their employability, through the planning and management of the labour and training itineraries.

The project focusses on guiding, training and accompanying persons with disability so they can define and manage feasible training and employment projects, aimed at improving or transforming the unfavourable starting point, and provide them with the necessary tools and skills to get a job or improve their positioning in the labour market.