The City Council of Marbella awarded the home help service to the company Clecewhich will have a budget item of 25 million euros and that the company will manage for a period of 5 years, as announced on Monday by the mayor, Ángeles Muñoz.

This was highlighted by the councilor at a press conference after the Local Government Board, in which she was accompanied by the Councilor for Social Rights, Isabel Cintadohighlighting that this is “the biggest contest within which you have taken the City Council “.

Muñoz has specified that the contract has been awarded for a budget item of “25 million euros for 5 years”, which is co-financed between the Junta de Andalucía and the Marbella Consistory, the latter contributing an amount of 700,000 euros per year. In addition, he has indicated that the City Council contributes an annual item of “500,000 euros” to cover the care of users who have requested help and are waiting for “the resolution of the Junta de Andalucía”, currently covering the needs of “58 people”.

The mayor highlightedimprovement series” that incorporates the new specifications at the labor level, such as the “improvement of working conditions” of the “260 assistants” who are hired by the City Council to provide the service. In this sense, he explained that the new contest “sets the working conditions, the degree of stabilization, the hiring and the cost of the hour -which goes from 13 to 15 euros-or the training” of this staff, who must have “41 hours a year” for recycling.

Between the improvements that will benefit users of the Home Help service, Muñoz has specified that “for the first time” the care provision is extended, and to the performance of “housework, personal hygiene, food or shopping” of users, a “podiatry and hairdressing service” whose cost will be assumed by the successful bidder, which may be requested “at the request of the interested party”.

The mayor has recalled that the home help service consists of a benefit so that “the patients with disabilities do not leave their usual environment” and that your caredoes not entail an extra burden for families”, which is why public administrations provide social care between “one and six hours” for care depending on the “degree of dependency”.

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