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The Consell wants to open nine nursing homes in the province until 2025


The Consell undertakes to invest more than 67 million euros for to have 22 public residences in the province by 2025 with the creation of another nine centers in Castalla, Ibi, Dénia, Pedreguer, Pinoso, San Juan, Sax, Rojales and Orihuela. The creation of 14 day centers, as well as three specialized care centers for the elderly.

Total 69 actions will be launched in different social infrastructures which will mean the creation of 1,700 places in public centers for the most vulnerable groups with a total injection that would exceed 157 million euros.

This is how it consists regional investment in the Convivint Plan, of Social Services Infrastructures, which this Tuesday presented at Elche the vice president of the Consell and head of Inclusive Policies, Monica Oltra.

The president of the Provincial Council, Carlos Mazon, also attended the meeting, together with the mayor of Elche, Carlos Gonzalez, to urge the vice president of the Consell to toughen pressure on the central government to achieve “a fair financing in the Valencian Community because our education, health, social services and our infrastructures depend on it, “said the provincial official.

In line, he stressed that the Provincial Council and the Conselleria have reached a “historic agreement” transferring powers in services such as telecare. Mazón also pointed out that this plan could be the beginning of a reorganization “that necessarily has to be accompanied by a budget increase.”

However, Oltra assured that the plan will give an “unprecedented” boost to the construction of public centers and the reform of facilities that have not intervened for years, and that they will also adapt to the new ways of living together that the community has taught. pandemic of coronavirus.

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In this sense, the holder of Inclusive Policies It pointed out that investment in Social Services has gone from 4.1 million to 23.7 million from 2016 to 2021 in the province, with which 1,083 professionals will be hired this year. For this reason, he understands that this plan is committed to building a system “with decent benefits” and a new model of social services “focused on proximity, municipalism and the organization of competences.”

In addition to the construction of new centers, it is expected that this multi-year plan will serve to comprehensively rehabilitate certain nursing homes that need intervention like that of Torrevieja, Alicante or Catí in Elda, among other.

Secondly, the Consell intends to put an end to the deficit of public places in all sectors ‘Dragged for years’, especially in day care centers.

For people with functional diversity Eight actions and an investment of 22.5 million euros will be carried out to reach 16 infrastructures between residences and day centers. This plan includes the construction of five new residences, three day centers and another three occupational centers. In this case, Oltra highlighted that there are municipalities like Elche that are collaborating to launch new resources, such as the transfer of a space to apply the new model of day centers to Jubalcoy, or the new “Garrofers” day center, whose Works are scheduled to begin after the summer.

Regarding the transfer of improper resources, the head of Inclusive Policies clarified that work is being done on the recovery of the management of the Provincial Home and the Doctor Esquerdo de Sant Joan center for functional diversity and mental health, since for now the commission is constituted mixed to begin the transfer of competences.

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Mental health

In the mental health sector, 18.3 million euros will be invested to create seven new CEEM (centers for the chronically mentally ill) and CRIS (rehabilitation and social insertion centers), in addition to guaranteeing resources in all social services departments.

Regarding the childhood sector, 11 actions will be carried out with the launch of seven day centers, three family meeting points and a reception residence in Torrevieja. An investment of 6.5 million euros is planned and the main bet is daytime resources.

In the area of ​​sexist violence, one million euros will be invested to increase the Women’s Centers network with new points, as well as the expansion of its own residential network in collaboration with the Department of Housing. Oltra estimates that the plan will have “a feminist perspective” to revalue the care and economy of raising, caring for and curing and anticipates that they can generate more than a thousand direct jobs in the province.

A single company will maintain public centers with 24-hour service

The Convivint Plan contemplates centralizing a maintenance contract for all public centers made up of 84 professionals, in addition to 24-hour service for urgent repairs. This plan also marks that reforms will be made in 17 buildings in the province, including residences for the elderly (7), for people with disabilities (2) as well as centers for minors or child protection (6). The other two actions will be in the comprehensive recovery centers for women in Alicante and in the Campoamor socio-community center.

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Depending on the needs of each center, the mission will be to adapt and renovate rooms such as changing rooms, kitchens, rest patios, in addition to acquiring new equipment. The possibility of installing “health shields” against covid-19 will also be taken into account.

It is also expected to improve the fire safety conditions and the accessibility of the spaces so that they are updated to the new technical building code.


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