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The Puerto Lumbreras City Council guarantees the coverage of basic food needs in vulnerable families, giving priority to those with minors in their care (20/03/2020)

The City Council implements measures aimed at mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis on families with special needs, older users of the Day Center, Telecare, the Comprehensive Center for People with Disabilities and the Home Help Service

The mayor of Puerto Lumbreras, María Ángeles Tunisia, has announced a series of social measures that are going to be carried out in the municipality in the face of the health crisis due to COVID-19 and the orders decreed by the State of Alarm throughout the national territory .

In the first place, the City Council is going to guarantee the coverage of basic food needs in vulnerable families, giving priority to those with minors in their care.

On the other hand, in relation to the dining room scholarships, the Social Services technicians are going to contact the beneficiary families of this type of scholarships to transfer them financial aid by bank transfer.

Non-beneficiary families who have minors in their care and difficulties in basic coverage and are users of Social Services, will receive financial support.

In addition, during the duration of this Alarm Status situation, there will be no cuts to basic supplies such as electricity, water and rent.

The mayor has also pointed out that "this morning the Puerto Lumbreras City Council has received food from the Red Cross, and lots are going to be made to distribute them at home with the help of the Civil Protection of Puerto Lumbreras to all those families who meet the Bank's requirements of Municipal Food and are users of the Social Services of the City Council ".

With regard to the elderly, users of the Agustin Tárraga Day Center are receiving daily follow-up by workers, both in terms of health and personal and food needs.

In addition, from the IMAS (Murcian Institute of Social Action) the copayment will not be charged from the day of closure of the center to users.

With regard to home help due to dependency, all the dependent people continue to be cared for at home, except in cases where the family itself has demanded that they stop providing them to be cared for by their own relatives.

In any case, all cases will be monitored by municipal technicians.

The Telecare service continues to operate 100%, both in dependency cases and in private services, as well as the municipal Telecare service.

As for the CIPED (Comprehensive Center for People with Disabilities of Puerto Lumbreras), the IMAS will not charge you the copayment for the service not provided these days.

A follow-up is being carried out by the City Council and IMAS of the different cases, and the service of both health and food will be guaranteed to users.

"We are going through an exceptional situation, which has even greater consequences for the most vulnerable groups, which is why the City Council considers it essential to help these people and palliate as far as possible the negative effects of this health crisis," concluded Tunisia. .

Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras

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