Adeje Ayuntamiento and Cruz Roja: addressing social exclusion

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento.

Earlier this week Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez signed an agreement with Cruz Roja that will see both bodies working to improve the conditions of those in Adeje who are seen to be most at risk and socially vulnerable.  The overall aim of the project, under the title “Adeje Diversifica y Emplea”, (Adeje, diversification and employment), is to help identify and assist those who are at risk of social exclusion and whom the economic recovery may have left behind.

A qualified team of experts will lead the project which will operate along two specific lines, in the first instance identifying those who are without personal resources and living in below-standard conditions or accommodation.  Those individuals who are also in need of specially adapted homes due to age or special needs will also fall into this category. Up to eight people will be hired to work for 30 hours a week over a five month period to improve those homes identified under the scheme, and these workers would also be individuals who are currently unemployed, with no qualifications and having difficulties in finding work.

The second part of the project will offer training in warehouse and practical placements with companies in the sector who hire the new trainees.  The training course will be developed in conjunction with the companies and is designed for those who are over 30 and unemployed. The €107,000 cost of the project will be funded entirely by the Council.

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