From the very beginning of the business, i.e. from 1944, ŚWIT employs people with disabilities. At that time, their rehabilitation was not the main problem. In such extremely tough times, in a war devastated country, it was necessary to give people the possibility to work and have money to live on. The dynamic development of the Cooperative made its management pay attention to other aspects of the operation of similar enterprises.
The Cooperative also provided financial support for people with disabilities in respect of: housing adaptation, removal of architectural barriers, equipping their apartments with different household appliances. We organized various sports events, including the organization of sea voyages and international tournaments in various sports disciplines practiced by people with disabilities. Unfortunately, after the economic collapse in the early 90s, the Cooperative was forced to reduce both its business and rehabilitation activities. We could not avoid taking difficult decisions when restructuring our business and introducing necessary changes. After that difficult period of time, the situation returned to normal, and there was a significant increase in the employment of persons with disabilities. Currently, the rehabilitation outpatient clinic provides primary medical care and rehabilitation treatment, including physical therapy, and prevention tests in the field of occupational medicine. We have patients’ clubs, the center for inclusion of the disabled, we organize rehabilitation camps, individual rehabilitation programs, and provide individual assistance for people with disabilities.