The UPL has this Tuesday presented its proposals in terms of welfare and social services focused on the elderly in view of its candidacy in the elections to be held on May 28. « There is a large number of elderly people in León who are the people who are most in need of social welfare and there are also some children, so we have to make it easier to be there more. These two sectors of society are the ones that need the most help in the field of social welfare”, pointed out No. 2 and No. 3 of the Leonista Party, Teresa Fernández and Enrique Walden.
First, they intend to establish assistance and scholarships for minors in vulnerable situations, including minors who suffer from diseases caused by society, such as bulimia or anorexia. «They have medical help but not from the administration. We want to help these minors,” he remarked.
From the Leonist Party they propose increasing the number of places and promoting municipal childcare centres, as well as promoting extra-curricular activities. Similarly, “we want to give transport assistance and reward the elderly who are in emergency”, he explained.
“Promote a home support service”
On the other hand, he referred to the “problematic situation with a long waiting list at the Virgen del Camino municipal residence because” it does not have enough professionals to take care of all the elderly who seek access. Thus, with UPL they consider it necessary to increase the number of locations as well as increase the number of professionals which should be proportionate to provide «effective» assistance.
Another one of the measures proposed by UPL is to promote and enhance the domestic help service. “This service needs to be regulated as there are excessive complaints about it not being streamlined at the moment,” he explained. “We are committed to improving the activities of the elderly as well as providing real assistance to the elderly who need it on a daily basis,” he highlights.
Furthermore, the party is committed to collaborating with social integration companies as well as immigrant associations to ensure that all immigrants are fully integrated into the municipality. “We also want all associations in the city to have a place to conduct their activities at the appropriate time.”
Other party solutions
In its line of work are suppliers and municipal institutions to incorporate “fair trade, ecological and corporate social responsibility” within products that “adapt products to people who suffer from highly invisible diseases such as sensitivity chemistry”. Are”.
UPL is also committed to 50% bonus in Municipal Citizens for Persons with Disabilities, apart from extension of hours of municipal civic centers in response to the demand of users of these centers and for which it is proposed to be extended. Employee. Similarly, “we call for greater vigilance and control over compliance with LGTBI legislation. There has been a lot of progress in this law and the public is aware of it and we want it to continue like this or be extended,” he remarked.
An “urgent” emergency service
With regard to the claims from the UPL to the Junta de Castilla y León, they demand both a general and a pediatric emergency service at the health center of La Palomera, “very necessary” in a city like León.
In addition, “we will demand that the Board transfer all powers and facilities in the field of social services to the City Council, in addition to adequate budget items for its management.”
Residence and Social Housing
UPL needs the same investment for the care unit for people with disabilities in León as in Valladolid because “we are equal and should be treated equally.” They have also affected the need to increase Official Development Assistance to reach 0.7% as stated in Law 9/2006. “At the moment there are laws and development decrees but the measures are not effective,” he proposed.
And finally, the party wants to get the Ministry of Defense to transfer the Almansa land for the construction of housing for the elderly and social housing. “A nursing home is what we need because the one we have seems inadequate and also social housing for young people and the most needy,” he insisted.