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Public Administration establishments

Direction Départementale des Affaires Sanitaires et Sociales (DDASS) (Health and social security office)
32 boulevard de la Résistance
Tel.: 02 97 62 77 00
E-mail

Direction Générale des Interventions Sanitaires et Sociales (DGISS) (Health and social security action office)
32 boulevard de la Résistance BP 20214
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 54 78 00
* Aide sociale (Welfare office)

  • Contribution to rent allowance for hostels related, or not related, to Centres d’Aide par le Travail (work rehabilitation centres).
  • Help to keep people in their homes by allocating a home help, or paying an allowance for the employment of a carer.


Maison départementale de l'autonomie (MDA)
rue du Dr Audic
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 62 74 74
This organisation manages the departmental committee for special education, the technical committee for employment advice and occupational reclassification, the agency that helps people to be autonomous:
* Commission Départementale de l’Éducation Spéciale (CDES)
      11 allée François-Joseph Broussais
      Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 46 99 09
      This organisation is for children, adolescents and young adults (0-20 years) and provides advice for admitting people to special medical and social educational establishments and special education allowances.
* Commission Technique d’Orientation et Reclassement Professionnel (COTOREP) (Occupational reclassification and advice committee)
      Parc Pompidou - rue de Rohan
      CP 3457
      Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 26 26 28
Fax. : +33 (0)2 97 26 26 39
      This organisation assesses adult disablement (disabled worker status), directs people to the able-bodied work environment, a protected environment or to medico-social establishments, assesses their level of incapacity and handles qualification for financial or social assistance (invalidity card, parking card, etc.).
      Telephone contact: 2 pm to 4 pm
      Office opening times: 8.30 am to 11.45 am and 1.30 to 4.45 pm.
      Closed on Friday afternoons.
      Internet Site
      E-mail
* Site pour la vie Autonome (organisation facilitating autonomy for the disabled)
      Assessment of needs and compensation payments (technical assistance, vehicle modifications, building adaptation work)
      3 allée François-Joseph Broussais
      Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 62 60 90
Fax. : +33 (0)2 97 62 60 91
      E-mail

Social organisations

These organisations deal with applications for the disabled adult allowance and the special education allowance.

Caisse Primaire d'Assurance Maladie (CPAM) (National Health Insurance Fund)
Open to the public:
73 rue du Général Weygand
Tel.: 0 820 904 149Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm
Postal address:
37 boulevard de la Paix
BP 20321
56021 Vannes cedex
Internet Site

Caisse d’Allocations Familiales (CAF) (Welfare benefit fund)
70 rue de Sainte-Anne BP322
Tel.: 02 97 46 55 00
Internet Site

Mutualité Sociale Agricole (MSA) (agricultural welfare fund)
Cité de l'Agriculture
10 avenue Général Borgnis Desbordes
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 46 52 52Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm
Internet Site

Centre Communal d’Action Sociale (CCAS) (Local welfare office)
22 avenue Victor Hugo
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 54 64 64
Annexes:

  • Ménimur: 1 rue Pierre Bonnard
    Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 40 33 08
  • Kercado: place Cuxhaven
    Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 46 59 40

N.B. To apply for a home help or care assistant, disabled people not living in Vannes should apply to:

  • the CCAS (local welfare office) in their area,
  • to the Aide à Domicile en Milieu Rural (ADMR) (Rural area home help association):
    details from la Maison de la famille
    47 rue Ferdinand Le Dressay
    Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 68 31 68

Organisations for the physically disabled

Association des Paralysés de France (APF) (Association for the paralysed)
Délégation départementale
8 rue des Frères Lumières
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 47 14 62
Monday to Friday 9 am to 12 am and 2 pm to 6 pm (Closes at 5 pm on Fridays).
Internet Site
E-mail

Association Française des Polyarthritiques (AFP) (French association for the polyarthritic)
5 rue Paul Signac
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 63 70 25
Help line times: 1st and 3rd Thursday in the month.
Appointments by appointment.

Atelier de travail protégé APF (Sheltered employment workshop)
11 rue de l'Abbé Guillevin
56880 Ploeren
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 63 74 44

Foyer APF Kerdonis (Association des Paralysés de France) (Association for the paralysed hostel)
3 rue Émile Jourdan
Tel.:+33 (0)2 97 62 08 50

Service d'Éducation et de Soins Spécialisés à Domicile (SESSD) (Home education and specialised care service)
6 rue Blaise Pascal ZA Tréhuinec
56890 Plescop
Tel.: 02 97 54 00 64

Organisations for the sensorially disabled

Association Gabriel Deshayes
BP 30247 - 56402 Auray cedex
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 56 59 07
Fax. : +33 (0)2 97 56 59 14
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 5 pm.
The hearing disabled

The hearing disabled

Association des sourds du Morbihan (Association for the deaf)
3, rue Albert Roussel
56000 Vannes

Association pour la Réadaptation et la Défense des Devenus Sourds et Malentendants (ARDDS Bretagne) (Association for the rehabilitation and defence of those becoming deaf or hearing disabled)
Person in charge Mr. Pierre Carré
Lipreading sessions
Maison des Associations
31 rue Guillaume Le Bartz
Tel.: 02 97 62 69 35
Open to the public every Tuesday from 4.30 to 6.30 pm.

Association "Oreille et Vie"
Association for the hearing disabled and those becoming deaf in Morbihan offering information and discussions on ways of coping with deafness.
Secretary: Mrs Espi
Maison des Association
31 rue Guillaume Le Bartz
Open to the public on Mondays from 5.30 to 6.30 pm
Tel. : 02 97 62 69 35
Internet Site
E-mail

Centre Information Surdité de Bretagne (CIS) (Brittany Deafness Information Centre)
Vannes office - 3 allée François-Joseph Broussais
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 62 76 64
Contact: Brigitte Jourdain.
Open to the public Tuesday 2 to 5 pm and Thursday 8.45 am to 1 pm.
E-mail

Langage des signes (Sign language)
Association des Sourds du Morbihan (Morbihan association for the deaf)
Espace Henri Matisse
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 56 57 73
Contact: Nathalie Geslin
Open to the public Tuesday from 8 pm to 10 pm.

<>The visually impaired

Association des Chiens-Guides d'aveugles de l'Ouest (Guide-dogs for the blind association)
7 rue Roger-Martin Dugard - Hameau St Michel
56890 Saint-Avé
Tel.: +33 (0)6 75 96 94 48
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12am and from 2 pm to 6 pm.

Association des Donneurs de Voix (Voice givers' association)
The town's newsletter is recorded on audio cassettes.
Bibliothèque Sonore de Vannes (Vannes audio library) - 1 rue de l'Emia
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 47 04 18
Open to the public every Tuesday and Thursday from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Voir Ensemble
Bibliothèque Sonore (Audio library)
Maison des associations
31 rue Guillaume Le Bartz
Tel.: 02 97 62 69 35
Open to the public every Friday from 2 pm to 4 pm.
Recordings of books on cassettes for the visually impaired.

Retina France
25 rue Winston Churchill
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 63 98 35
Open to the public every Wednesday from 9 to 12 am.
Closed in the summer, reopens in October.

Association Valentin Hauy
Bochocho 56400 Plougoumelen
President: Jacques Blanc-Fontenille
Tel.: 02 97 56 20 25
E-mail

The hearing and visually impaired

Association "Nous aussi"
BP 80448
56400 Auray cedex
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 47 15 73
Fax. : 02 97 68 92 30

Organisations for the mentally disabled

Association Départementale d’Amis et de Parents d'Enfants et de Personnes Handicapées Mentales (ADAPEI) (Departmental association of friends and parents of mentally handicapped children and adults)

Les Papillons blancs
Association affiliated with the National Union of friends and parents of mentally handicapped children and adults (UNAPEI)
Head office: 2 allée de Tréhornec
BP 116 - 56003 Vannes Cedex
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 63 36 36
Open to the public: 9 to 12 am and 2 to 6 pm, except Saturdays
E-mail

The association ADAPEI runs various establishments in the Vannes area:

  • Help and guidance service
    8 boulevard de la paix
    Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 47 29 47
  •  Institut Médico-Educatif (IME) (Medical and educational institute)
    For mentally handicapped children, adolescents and young adults from 6 to 20 years.
    30 rue du Bois de Lisa
    56860 Séné
    Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 68 38 78
  • Service d'Éducation et de Soins Spécialisés à Domicile (Home education and specialised care service)
    (SESSAD)
    Care of mentally handicapped children, adolescents and young adults from 6 to 20 years. Référent départemental Trisomie 21 (Departmental Down's Syndrome office)
    40 rue de la Pérouse
    Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 40 64 09      
  • Centre d’Aide par le Travail (CAT) (Work rehabilitation centres)
    Aide au travail de la personne handicapée. (Assistance for the handicapped in the work environment)
    Rue de l’Espérance
    56037 Vannes Cedex
    Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 68 83 00


Hostel where the adult handicapped live on a permanent basis

* Foyer d’hébergement (Hostel for workers from CAT work rehabilitation centres)
    « La Sitelle »
    7 rue du Commandant Charcot
    Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 40 84 30
    « Le Jointo » (annexe to "La Sitelle")
    21 rue Jointo
    Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 54 38 93
    "Annexe de Cliscouët"
    12 rue de La Pérouse
    Tel: +33 (0)2 97 42 73 68

* Association Renouveau (Special education institute)
      Medical and educational institute (boarding school), specialised care, children from 8 to 15 years, mixed
      Le Bondon
      26 rue Georges Caldray
      Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 40 57 40
Fax. : +33 (0)2 97 40 45 04
* Groupe d’Étude pour l’Insertion Sociale des personnes porteuses de Trisomie 21 (GEIST 21) (Study group for the social integration of people with Down's syndrome)
      École Publique de Cliscouët
      40 rue de La Pérouse
      Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 40 52 35

Specialised classes

    * École Primaire de Cliscouët - une Classe d'Intégration Scolaire(CLIS) (Cliscouët Primary school – educational integration class)
      42 rue de La Pérouse
      Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 40 52 35
      
    * Collège Privé Notre-Dame Le Ménimur (Notre-Dame Le Ménimur private secondary school)
      Two classes of children with Down's syndrome for 14 to 17 years
      85 rue de Metz
      Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 47 43 71

Union Nationale des Amis et Familles des Malades Mentaux (UNAFAM) (National union of friends and families of the mentally ill)
47 rue Ferdinand Le Dressay
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 54 13 21
Open to the public: 3rd Thursday of the month from 5.30 to 7.30 pm.

Association Vannes Horizons
Activities club – resource centre – Mutual help centre
Maison du Diocèse
55 rue Monseigneur Tréhiou
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 47 32 22
Work for the well-being of handicapped people with psychiatric problems (artistic creation, cultural and sporting activities)

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Association  des Familles de Traumatisés Crâniens du Morbihan (AFTC) (Association of Families of people with head injuries)
21 rue Ernest Renan
Tel.: 02 97 42 52 07
Internet Site

Association des Fibromyalgiques de Bretagne (Brittany fibromyalgia association)
Antenne du Morbihan
23 rue Irène Joliot Curie
Tel./Fax: +33 (0)2 97 47 07 50
Monthly opening to the public: The first Wednesday of every month, salle Bohalgo in Vannes, 3 pm to 5 pm, except in the summer.
Regional association affiliated to the CENAF (National centre of fybromylagia associations) and to other rare illness associations.
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Association Française contre les Myopathies (AFM) (French association against Muscular distrophy)
14 rue René Roëckel
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 63 18 54

Association pour adultes et jeunes handicapés (Association for handicapped adults and young people)
2 rue du Professeur Mazé
56100 Lorient

Comité de liaison des retraités et de personnes âgées (CLARPA) (Liaison committee for Pensioners and the Aged)
47 rue Ferdinand Le Dressay
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 54 12 64

Fédération Nationale des Accidentés du Travail et des Handicapés (National Federation for people injured at work and the handicapped)(FNATH)
Section du Pays de Vannes
Espace Henri Matisse
13 rue Emile Jourdan
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 64 30 04 (Lorient) or +33 (0)2 97 57 85 50 (Vannes)
Open to the public on the 2nd and 4th Saturday in the month from 10 to 12 am and the 1st Monday in the month.
Contact: Mr. Delval
Internet Site

Fédération Nationale des Grands Invalides de Guerre (National Federation of disabled servicemen)
5 avenue Paul Cézanne
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 46 15 76

Union des Fibromyalgiques et Douloureux Chroniques du Morbihan (UFDCM) (Morbihan Union for Fibromyalgia and Chronic pain sufferers)
38 rue Lancelot du Lac
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 47 13 84
Information point: At the Palais des Arts, 1st Monday of the month, from 2 pm to 4.30 pm, except during school holidays. Help line. Activities for the sick.

Fédération Nationale des Blessés du Poumon et des Chirurgicaux (FNBPC) (National Federation of people with Lung injuries and surgical injuries)
President: Mr. Raymond Labourier
137 avenue de Verdun - Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 54 13 81
Open to the public at the Maison des Associations on Wednesday and Saturday by appointment.
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 47 37 00

Vivre ensemble le sport au Pays de Vannes (Living together through sport in the Vannes area)
Meetings of the mentally handicapped with the able-bodied through sporting and leisure activities.
Complexe sportif de Kercado (Kercado sports centre)
Avenue Winston Churchill
Contact: Mrs Aubret +33 (0)2 97 42 18 03 and Mrs Prigent +33 (0)2 97 44 45 52

Sport for the handicapped

Comité Départemental Handisport (Departmental committe for handicapped sport)
67 rue Duguay Trouin
56100 Lorient
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 84 11 40

Direction Départementale de la Jeunesse et des Sports (DDJS) (Departmental office for Youth and Sport)
Impasse d'Armorique
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 46 29 29
Fax. : +33 (0)2 97 40 92 10
Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30 to 12.15 am and 1.30 to 5.15 pm.
Internet Site
E-mail

Société des Régates de Vannes (SRV) (Vannes Regatta Society)
BP 391 56009 Vannes cedex
President: Mr. Luc Houdet
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 40 54 75
Fax. : +33 (0)2 97 68 14 05

Véloce Vannetais Handisports (Véloce Handicapped sport activities in Vannes)
Person in charge: Mr. Pascal Durand
Guernevé
56250 Monterblanc
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 45 81 56
Secretary: Mrs Picot Patricia
Ticoët
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 63 59 85
Head office - Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 40 50 71
Activities: fencing, swimming and athletics for the handicapped
Telephone for information on any other sports

Water sports

Access to the beach at Conleau
"hippocampes" (specially designed wheelchairs) have been purchased by the council to allow people with reduced mobility to go to the beach in Conleau.

Municipal swimming pool equipment
A submersible wheelchair is available at Vanocéa swimming pool
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 62 68 00
Internet Site

A system for assisting people into the water is available at Kercado swimming pool
Tel.: +33 (0)2 97 62 69 00

CITY HALL

 

Place Maurice Marchais

Tél. : 02 97 01 60 00


Ouverture:

 

Monday to Friday from 8h to 12h15 and from 13h15 to 18h.Saturday morning from 9h to 12h.

CENTRE ADMINISTRATIF MUNICIPAL

 

7 rue Joseph Le Brix

Tél. : 02 97 01 60 00

 

Ouverture :

 

Monday to Friday from 8h15 to 12h15 and from 13h15 to 17h.

 

Permanence of the state civil service, Saturday 9am to 12pm.Are given priority: the declarations of birth and death as well as passport applications (by appointment).

 

Saturday morning, home phone from 9h to 12h.