The Department of Social Welfare allocates 500,000 euros to the home care program
The Department of Social Welfare is going to allocate 500,000 euros to Home Assistance Program (PAAD), "guaranteeing the same financial resources that we already made effective last year and with which more than 240 people were attended", according to the councillor of the department, Angela Llorca. This amount was approved yesterday by the Local Government Board (JGL).
Llorca has stressed that “it is a fundamental program to facilitate the day-to-day life of dependent people or people with special needs in Benidorm, who with this help can afford the assistance they receive at home; assistance that allows them to continue living in their usual environment and enjoy greater autonomy and a better quality of life, since they receive personal help or domestic help ”.
According to the data provided by the councillor, in 2020 243 people benefited from this program. Of these, 136 received both personal and domestic help; 85, only personal help; and the remaining 22, domestic.
Llorca has recalled that to be a beneficiary of these grants it is essential to reside in Benidorm, be registered for at least one year and have a favorable opinion from the Evaluation Commission of the Department of Social Welfare, which will be the one that sets case by case the number of subsidized hours of the program, the tasks included, the intensity and duration of the home care and the total amount of the grant.
The head of Social Welfare has stressed that “four years ago this home care program was endowed with 350,000 euros; an amount that has been increasing to half a million euros, in the same way that it has happened with other municipal grants and benefits ”.
Of the 500,000 euros from the program, more than 350,000 euros remaining are contributed by the Department and 148,975.22 euros come from a grant from the Conselleria d'Igualtat i Polítiques Inclusives. Llorca has clarified that "the progressive increase of funds for this program, until reaching half a million, has always been done under the budget of the City Council."