Municipal authorities have recently met with the Director General of Family and Social Policies of the Ministry of Family and Equal Opportunities, Miriam Pérez Albaladejo, in order to review some of the projects of general interest related to this department affecting this municipality and transfer a specific program of needs in this area.
The meeting, framed within the round that the local Government is taking with representatives of the regional Executive, were attended by the Mayor, Andres Garcia, and the Councilor for Social Welfare, Dependence and Immigration, Javier Baños.
The meeting served to transfer to the head of the regional executive the main needs of the Day Centers of the City of Totana, in this case, the Center for Intellectual Disability Day "José Moyá Trilla" -35 users- and the Day Center for Persons with Mental Illness -19 users;
as well as the demands of the Early Care Center.
In this regard, the importance of increasing the amount of subsidies with the IMAS for the maintenance of the centers and the hiring of more professionals was increased, increasing the working hours of some of them who are part-time, such as the speech pathologist, psychologist and physiotherapist according to the cases of each center in order to comply with the collaboration agreements between administrations.
According to the ratios contained in the agreements signed with the IMAS, a direct care professional is established for every five users for grades II and III, but in the case of grade III users who are highly dependent and need a specialized care because they have less autonomy, needs are greater for daily life and need more support from professionals.
The municipal authorities asked for the need to have a new vehicle adapted for the use of day centers for the transportation of users and that is essential for the daily operation and continuity of activities that contribute to enhance social welfare and the integration of people with disabilities.
Also requested was the improvement of computer equipment and electronic renewal of the different public infrastructures of Social Services and Day Centers, to which the director pledged to see it with the director general of Heritage, Juan José Almela.
In addition, the problem of waiting lists in early care and the urgent need to allocate more financial aid from the regional administration in matters of family, home care and immigration were addressed, given that the foreign population already amounts to the 10,000 inhabitants grouped in 68 different nationalities, on the 32,000 census in the municipality.
In addition, other issues were addressed, such as the need to refurbish and expand the infrastructure of the "José Moyá Trilla" Day Center through roofing and gymnasium and warehouses, as well as the dining room and the users' room.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana