He Tenerife Councilthrough the Social Action area, allocates 768,000 euros to a line of subsidies aimed at third sector organizations to execute projects supervised emancipation apartments for young people of legal age who have completed their time under the guardianship of the public administration, in this case the insular one, with the status of minors under 18 years of age. The area advisor and president of the IASS (Institute of Socio-Health Care), Águeda Fumero explains that “we promote this line of aid with the aim of responding efficiently to the personal needs of each of the users.”
The supervised emancipation apartments are temporary accommodation resources that are intended for the care of young people between the ages of 18 and 21, who are formerly supervised or formerly sheltered in protection centers managed by the IASS “with the objective of carry out a process of training autonomy, through the development of skills that will favor their situation of future emancipation,” explains the counselor.
This is a service that in principle is the exclusive responsibility of the Government of the Canary Islands, but as Fumero values, “the Cabildo of Tenerife has a commitment to young people who have been tutored or welcomed by the insular institution, which is why we support “Third sector entities that provide the service with the aim of guaranteeing success in the transition to adult life of the users.”
Six floors and 36 places in one year
A total of six supervised apartments, with a maximum of six places each, will benefit from this subsidy for a period of twelve months. It should be remembered that a minor is declared homeless and ends up in a center of the protection network. When he reaches the age of majority, the public resource network tries to relocate him to a so-called emancipation floor, where he remains for approximately one year, until the system determines that he has either achieved the set objectives -in essence, getting a job-, or is doomed to exclusion.
The general objectives of this project of the Cabildo de Tenerife focus on guaranteeing coverage of the basic needs of users, promoting social and labor insertion, promoting the development of autonomy and facilitating cultural promotion. Entities that wish to formalize their request to opt for this subsidy for free competition between solidarity volunteer entities can do so within a period of fifteen business days from today (Friday the 13th) at the IASS General Registry (Ground Floor of the IASS headquarters, in Calle Galcerán, 10, Santa Cruz de Tenerife), in the Citizen Services Center of the Cabildo de Tenerife and in its decentralized offices. All documentation is also available on the IASS website, www.iass.es.