The Council of Tenerifethrough the Institute of Social and Socio-Health Care (IASS)has allocated a total of 120,000 euros to the project to improve and expand the Occupational Center of The Guanchaa resource that offers personalized attention to 32 people with intellectual disabilities in the north of the island.
The third vice president and counselor of Social Action of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Marian Franquet (PSOE)has visited the works together with the mayor of the municipality, Antonio Hernandez (PP)to see first-hand the evolution of this project, with which it seeks to adapt the facilities dedicated to day care for people with intellectual disabilities, in accordance with the new model focused on people that is being promoted by the Corporation.
Franquet explains that this collaboration “It will improve the lives of users”and highlights the growth of this guanchero center, “which has evolved in a solid and constant way to provide quality care.”
“The works will provide the center with The Guancha of essential characteristics to provide an adequate service adapted to the new care models for people with disabilities. Some infrastructures that join the human quality of the professionals to make the people who come to this venue every day a little happier”, concludes Franquet.
“The works will provide the center of La Guancha with essential characteristics to provide an adequate service adapted to the new models of care for people with disabilities”
Antonio Hernandez considers that this work is “a historic milestone for the municipality, since it will not only improve the facilities, but also accessibility for users and families.” In addition, he highlights the importance of “collaboration between administrations, which allows these projects to be developed in small municipalities, such as La Guancha.”
The works that are currently being carried out will make it possible to include, on the top floor of the centre, two adapted bathrooms and accessible, a multifunctional classroom, a physiotherapy area and an office for staff.
The center has 32 places arranged by the IASS for people with intellectual disabilities. All of them participate in the different workshops whose main objective is to improve their quality of life and their social integration, through training on the use of new technologies, driver education, control and monitoring of the home or image care. In addition, they have physiotherapy, psychological well-being, psychological balance and health services.