Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Cs promises to increase places in housing and strengthen home care for the elderly and dependents

Ciudadanos (Cs) has promised to increase places in housing and strengthen home care for the elderly and dependents in Mallorca if he governs after elections on May 28. As reported by CS in a press release this Sunday, the liberal candidate for Mallorca council, Alex Valdivia, will promote the reduction of waiting lists to access residences and day centers for the elderly, which currently reaches 1,500 people. Is.

“The Mallorcan Institute of Social Affairs (IMAS), which is managed by the Consul de Mallorca, will increase the number of homes for the elderly and dependent people, in order to respond to the growing demand due to the progressive aging of the population” , Assured CS candidate for insular institution. Furthermore, in the matter of dependency and the elderly, Alex Valdivia noted the CS’s commitment to “expanding a comprehensive home care program, which currently does not cover even 50 percent of the island’s demand.” “We will address the challenge of unwanted loneliness with a care model that promotes autonomy and avoids social isolation,” he explained in this regard. Similarly, other measures in its social welfare program aim to improve the conditions of home caregivers, often women from the same family, “to prevent their physical and mental health from deteriorating.”

In terms of equal opportunities, Valdivia indicated that from the Consul, and in collaboration with the government, “extra-curricular support will be encouraged, with bonuses of up to 100 percent, especially for children and young people.” “We will focus on prevention and detection of gender-based violence and violence against minors, improve coordination of state security forces and bodies and local police, and we will also promote effective equality for Lgtbi+ citizens,” the Cs candidate said. Said. Finally, Alex Valdivia calls for an efficiency audit of public policy in IMAS, in order to “make the institution more agile and effective”, as well as to strengthen oversight services “to avoid serious irregularities found in previous legislatures”. have promised. Concluded CS candidate for the Council of Mallorca.

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