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The participants of the theoretical-practical course are beneficiaries of the Valencian Inclusion Income or other financial aid

Benidorm promotes a pioneering job training course aimed at women, who will be trained to care disabled people

14 March 2023
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They acquire skills to qualify for a professional certificate that allows them to work caring for people with physical, mental, or social needs.

Benidorm City Council, through the Departments of Social Welfare and Equality, has promoted "a pioneering job training course for socio-health care for dependent people, with which it is intended to expand the possibilities of access to the labor market for participating people, all of them women who are beneficiaries of the Valencian Inclusion Income or other financial aid”.

This is how the mayor, Toni Pérez, explained it today, who together with the councilors for Social Welfare and Equality, Ángela Llorca and Ángela Zaragozí, shared their first impressions of the course with the 16 women who are participating from yesterday until May 4 of it in the EPA-Leonor Canalejas multipurpose building.

As the mayor has advanced, "these 16 women make up the first group of participants, to which a second will join in mid-April, which is scheduled to end in early June." In total, "32 women will receive 120 hours of training: 80 theoretical-practical and 40 internships in companies."

The specific objectives of the course are to carry out physical care interventions for dependent people and home psychosocial care and to improve the operation and management of the coexistence unit. Among the activities they will carry out there is a first block focused on cleaning, hygiene, food administration, and treatments, mobilization techniques, accident prevention, and first aid; and a second in which rehabilitation exercises, occupational activities, communication, and accompaniment in relations with the environment will be addressed. Finally, a homework plan will be prepared for the organization and execution of tasks and family feeding for the adequate quality of coexistence.

At the end of the course, a certification of the training received will be issued. In addition, the participants will be monitored to obtain the professional certificate and their access to the labor market during the development of the course and also once it has finished for at least six months.

In this regard, Toni Pérez explained that "with this course, we are opening the professional horizons of these women in a sector, care, and socio-health care, which in recent years has increased the demand for qualified personnel." In fact, "all the skills they acquire in this theoretical-practical course will serve as a basis to continue expanding their knowledge and opt for a professional certificate for those who wish to do so."

Likewise, it has been reported that "many of the women who participate in this course are in charge of caring for family members who are dependent or have special needs daily, so, in addition to opening up a professional horizon for them, the skills and competencies they learn in the next few weeks will serve to deepen their knowledge in this field”.

The mayor stressed that "we will have our elders better cared for, both at home and abroad, which will undoubtedly result in a collective benefit."

For the implementation of this course, which is taught by the approved Master Training center, the City Council has requested a subsidy from the Ministry of Equality and Inclusive Policies, pending resolution.