The Councilor for Family and Equal Opportunities, Violante Tomás, together with the mayor of Ojós, Pablo Melgarejo, and the president of the Murcian Foundation of Mental Health Fusamen, María José Ortiz, visited today in Ojós the day center for people with illness Of this association.
Following the visit, Violante Tomás announced that the Ministry will launch a new day center service in Valle de Ricote that "will have a budget of 202,000 euros and will have 18 places arranged with the Institute Murciano Social Action IMAS" .
The Ministry of Family and Equal Opportunities, through the IMAS, last year arranged with the Federation of Associations of relatives and people with mental illness (Feafes) 71 new places to attend people with mental illness, amounting to 534,726 euros .
With this increase, in 2017 a total of 516 places are offered in homes, day centers and sheltered homes of Feafes.
The Community will finance services provided through various associations, with a total of 5.8 million euros, which will reach more people.
According to Violante Tomás "it is about fulfilling the commitment of the regional government to improve the attention given to this group".
The counselor said that in mental illness "its recovery depends on the coordination and intervention of different resources, sometimes sanitary, other social and other psychosocial, and we must all give timely importance."
Over 4,200 euros for Conciliation
Family Counselor, Violante Tomás, also made a commitment to the mayor of Ojós, Pablo Melgarejo, to support the work life balance for families in this municipality, amounting to more than 4,200 euros.
Violante Tomás explained that "the financing of the General Directorate for Women includes educational and recreational projects of schools in Ojós for non-school periods, for children between 3 and 12 years, the expansion of school hours, extracurricular activities and services Kangaroo or punctual care ".
The Regional Government, through the Directorate General of Women, has earmarked more than 400,000 euros this year to promote the reconciliation of work, personal and family life with direct aid granted to the 45 municipalities of the Region.
The offer of subsidized services is intended for the care of children whose parents are working or participating in training actions for employment.
The Minister declared that "this line of subsidies is part of the strategy that the Autonomous Community is putting in place to promote employability and female self-employment in the Region of Murcia."
The actions for the provision of reconciliation services for work, personal and family life are one of the lines of action within the framework of the Operational Program 2014-2020 of the European Social Fund, which co-finances 80 percent of its cost.
It contributes to the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities and non-discrimination between women and men promoted by the European Union.