Tandem Società Cooperativa Sociale Integrata

TANDEM Social and Integrated Cooperative was set up on 16th December 1997 at the end of the Project Tourism for All – Horizon Programme of the E.U. It has 39 worker members, 19 of which suffer from disabilities and 10 external consultants. Tandem is certified ISO 9001:L2000 for planning, management and delivery of guidance, information, counseling, training and assistance for disabled; planning and management of European projects in the social field. In the consultancy sector, Tandem carries on Call Centre “SuperAbile – Information and consultancy service for disability” promoted by INAIL, which provides consultancy in the fields of law, equipment and rehabilitation, architectural barriers, job insertion, mobility, travel, sport and leisure time. Tandem has acquired long experience and know-how in the tourism sector by carrying out national and international projects for the promotion of Tourism for All, organizing services and special events for mobility, doing surveys over the territory.
Tourism Attractiveness 
The Cooperative has been organising for many years half-day tours of Rome for people with disabilities. The tours were free of charge for the guests, as the whole initiative was financed by the Municipality of Rome. On an average Tandem organised 80 tours per year, each of which could accommodate 8 people in total, both people with disabilities and their assistants. Each tour was guided by an official guide, who had also experience in guiding people with specific needs, such as people with visual impairment and/or learning difficulties.
How we promote cooperatives’ values and culture 
The cooperative was born in order to provide a job opportunity in the tourism sector for people with disabilities, as well as to provide a service for tourists with disabilities who, through the availability of an expert advice, could plan their holidays in a more comfortable and safe way.
Mother tongue 
Languages spoken 
English, Spanish, Russian
Availability for visits 
on a monthly basis
Car (good road connection)
Airport in the proximity
Other facilities 
exhibition areas
Facilities for Disabled people 
ramps for wheelchairs
reserved parking spaces
adapted doorways
toilet facilities

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