We want to movea group that brings together people with disabilities and that, especially, ensures that all of them have access to a life with full inclusion, has denounced that the City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife will not start up the aid to be able to go to the Las Teresitas beach.
“On March 12 they announced, with great fanfare, the approval of a long-term project to provide this service,” they announce in a statement in which they emphasize that last Wednesday, despite the meeting of the Technical Commission on Disability they were not offered a solution: “As confirmed by Councilwoman Rosario González, they have had problems with the Red Cross and, literally, she added, it comforts me to know that when the big one begins -referring to the contract for this service-, it will be for four years”.
We want to move explains that José Manuel Bermúdez, mayor of the capital, indicated last July that the “long-term project was already being prepared, so that an interruption of service would not occur again, as it did every year”, something that now returns to happen.
“Not only was it interrupted after the summer, but ten months later they haven’t finished it. Of the minor contract we only know that it did not come out. They will know why”, they say before qualifying the situation as “mistreatment of people with disabilities”.
We want to move: “It is a very important therapy for us”
“Tomorrow, Saturday, we should already be enjoying the beach, but while some children will be able to play in the sand and enjoy themselves in the water, others will be at home dreaming of that help. While many young people will be sunbathing and laughing, others will be wanting to be there, wanting to hear the bustle and the sound of the waves. Many older amputees, with cerebral palsy, the blind…, will be at home envying those who can take a bath,” the statement continues.
We want to move points out that the beach is “therapy for anyone. How much more for us. For our body and for our mind. Floating in the water is liberating. But they veto us.”