SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Nov. 3 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the Canarian Housing Institute, has approved to allocate 79,209 euros to start the hiring, in collaboration with the Official College of Social Workers of Tenerife, of new personnel to reinforce the social care given to families affected by the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, on La Palma.
With this departure, 12 more social workers will be hired in order to help the team that has already been deployed for weeks, made up of 15 workers, with the aim of streamlining the procedures and being able to offer a housing alternative more quickly to those who they have lost their home.
The hiring of these 12 professionals is expected to be completed next week and as soon as they join the already qualified social team, they will join the efforts that are already being carried out in the Office of Attention to Citizens Affected by the volcano that is It has opened in the Casa Massieu, in the Llanos de Aridane, and in the interviews that are carried out throughout the area with the victims.
The high number of victims of the volcano’s lava that is registered every day in the Aridane Valley has made it necessary to expand this team to facilitate a more agile response to the housing emergency that dozens of families are going through, reports the Ministry in a note.
The Government of the Canary Islands intends to speed up and thus reinforce the attention to the affected population by means of a more extensive and coordinated team with which to complete the single registry of victims agreed between the Ministry, the Cabildo and the municipalities and launched several weeks ago.
This unique registry allows to clarify the documentation, organizing and ordering all the data that have already been collected by the town councils and the Cabildo de La Palma, as well as offering direct attention to the affected people.
MORE THAN 1,100 CALLS AND 557 RECORDS
Since the start-up of the professionals’ operation, the team of social workers already deployed in La Palma has made a total of 1,164 calls and made 557 social files.
The team of social workers conducts personal interviews with the evacuees to create a social file with quantifiable data that allows establishing a typology of the needs of these families.
After this file, a social report is created with a complete diagnostic assessment that allows the available resources to be managed efficiently.
Finally, a technical commission made up of all the administrations involved makes a scale to assess the needs of each family and establish the order of priority to be served based on objective criteria and social justice.