DIEM Day Centre

This pioneering centre, subsidised by the Department of Social Affairs of the Community of Madrid, has been set up to help people with mild intellectual or cognitive disabilities who have mental health problems, in particular behavioural disorders. We focus on making sure that the people we help gain more independence and improve their quality of life.

We see a maximum of 20 individuals aged between 18 and 40, from 9 am to 4 pm, over a maximum period of 2 years. Our DIEM Day Centre offers subsidised and private places.

Our objectives are as follows:

  • Promoting the recovery and/or acquisition of numerous abilities, personal and social skills needed to be part of the community.
  • Preventing the risk of decompensation by reducing symptoms.
  • Providing the primary care centres with the tools needed to assess and help people with intellectual disabilities, sharing the experiences gained so far, which can be used as an operating model.
  • Providing families with support, advice and training so that it is easier for them to acquire the skills and the abilities to improve life together.
  • Promoting a multidisciplinary, communicative and low-stress work environment.

The activities are organised by eight professionals for the users, their relatives and other members of the community who are involved in:

  • On-site and phone coordination with different disability and healthcare network units.
  • Individual therapy sessions with the user.
  • Family sessions and Family School.
  • Workshops and therapy groups.
  • Emergency assistance.
  • Home visits (if the situation so requires).
  • Group excursions outside the Centre, both leisure and cultural.
  • Work experience in the A LA PAR Occupational Therapy Centre.

Monasterio de las Huelgas, 15.
28049 Madrid


Line 9, Paco de Lucía stop
Line 10, Montecarmelo stop


134, 178 (from Plaza de Castilla)

Contact us

Contact us on 91 735 57 90.

You can also send an email to fundacion@alapar.ong.


Centre subsidised by the Social Affairs Department of the Community of Madrid.