| Shiawase-no-mura is a comprehensive welfare complex equipped with a variety
of integrated facilities designed to support independent living for the
disabled and the elderly, and their participation in society, while also
serving as a meeting place for all Kobe citizens to deepen mutual understanding
and work together to create a society in which everyone can lead a full
To provide comprehensive services, including training, care and guidance
for the disabled,the elderly, and others with disabilities, and to promote
and support their efforts to lead more independent lives and participate
more fully in society.
To promote exchange and personal interaction involving all members of
society, including the disabled, the elderly, children, women, and workers.
To serve as the core facility of the City of Kobe's in-home care policy
by offering information, consultation, and education, and by conducting
research and development.
To provide the public with a place to relax and refresh in a beautiful
setting of natural greenery as a well-being park.
To provide comprehensive welfare services aimed at integrating welfare,
health & medical care, education, labor, sports & recreation and
Size : about 205 ha (of which approx. 70 ha is developed)
Overall cost : about \40 billion
* Study of basic concept began
* Master plan established, urban plan decided
* Ground-breaking ceremony
* Some facilities (job training centers for the disabled, tennis courts)
* More facilities (Kobe Rehabilitation Hospital) opened
* Shiawase-no-mura Management Fund established
* Shiawase-no-mura Regulations established
* Shiawase-no-mura fully inaugurated
The Kobe Citizens' Welfare Promotion Association is the body
responsible for the integral administration and management of
activities, including undertaking projects to enhance public awareness
regarding welfare, promote welfare activities and promote health.
|4. Administration and Management