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Caravaca City Council launches a service to centralize care for elderly people or vulnerable groups who need help with basic procedures (20/03/2020)

The mayor has reported that the home help service continues to operate at full capacity, serving 72 users between the urban area and the districts of the municipality.

The Commonwealth of Social Services is gathering information on scholarships for school canteens with the directors of the schools, in order to offer vouchers redeemable for food to the families benefiting from these grants in Caravaqueño businesses

Among the measures being taken by the City of Caravaca de la Cruz for the prevention and containment of COVID 19, a service has been set up for residents in situations of special vulnerability, such as those of advanced age or those who due to circumstances of disability or illness do not have help to carry out essential needs.

The mayor, within the information that he has been providing on this situation from time to time, has communicated that this social aid service through volunteering is centralized and directed by municipal technicians from the Consistory and is possible thanks to the direct collaboration of local groups. Civil Protection and Red Cross, whose volunteers move to homes that, for justified reasons, are indicated in order to make basic and urgent efforts.

People who need this service should contact the City of Caravaca de la Cruz by phone 687706741, from 9:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 18:30.

In the same way, people or companies that are showing their interest in making donations, assignments or offering services should contact this phone.

To volunteer, you can contact through 678 448 376 (Red Cross) and 663 794 768 (Civil Protection).

In this sense, the mayor stressed that "Civil Protection, the Red Cross as well as Caritas, which continues with its normal operation - are always there when they are needed and in this situation, where the health of people is protected, not it was going to be less. "

On the other hand, José Francisco García has declared that "we are very grateful to companies, tourist accommodation or people who individually in the last hours have personally contacted me or the City Council willing to help. It is essential that the municipal technicians are the ones who organize and coordinate both the request for aid and the work of the volunteers to avoid uncoordination or imprudence in matters of prevention. "

"It is necessary to transmit tranquility to the entire population of Caravaca because fortunately, for the moment, the situation in terms of social care is guaranteed, although it is always positive to know that Caravaqueño society, caring and committed, responds if external support is needed. before a changing and uncertain scenario like this that we are facing ", he pointed out.

José Francisco García explained that "the local government team tries to anticipate with municipal measures, making an effort to adapt day by day to the circumstances and needs of an exceptional and unusual situation and, therefore, new for everyone."

In this sense, the mayor has argued that "it is very important that the City Councils, as an administration closest to the neighbors and their needs, act as centralizers for the problems that may arise among citizens during the time that the restrictions to stop the expansion last. For this, he stressed that the Government must provide urgent and direct aid to the Spanish municipalities to be able to properly manage this and face an absolutely exceptional situation in which prevention saves lives and will later save economies and jobs. "

'War material'

José Francisco García has expressed his concern about the scarcity of what he has called 'war material', in reference to masks, gowns and other protection elements.

"We insist that this material arrive soon because the health personnel urgently need it, because it is scarce. Let us hope that the measures put in place by the government to provide these protective equipment take effect and arrive soon."

Home help service

The mayor has also reported that the Home Help Service subsidized by the City Council, through the Commonwealth of Social Services, continues to operate at full capacity, serving 72 users between the urban area and the districts of the municipality.

The energy and family poverty programs also continue to operate as normal.

Users can call the phone number of the Commonwealth, 968 70 30 62, and they will attend to them there.

School canteen scholarships

Likewise, the Commonwealth of Social Services is gathering information on scholarships for school canteens with the directors of the schools, to offer vouchers redeemable for food in Caravaqueño businesses to the families benefiting from these grants, even though the educational centers remain closed.

The mayor has reported that there is no record of residents of Caravaca admitted, although he recalled that the hospital is regional and that there are two cases.

"We are sure, because common sense says so, that in our municipality there will be minor cases of residents who are in their homes with symptoms," added Garcia, who has called for calm and strict adherence to the recommendations. and measures by the authorities, especially house confinement, "because it is a very serious situation that we are facing."

Source: Ayuntamiento de Caravaca de la Cruz

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