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Open day at new offices of social welfare department and old people's home

foto 2022 residenci AToday the Consell de Formentera held an open day where islanders could see first hand the facilities and offices at the Formentera Day Centre (Centre de Dia) that opened in February. There was also a tour of the new old people's home, which is scheduled to open this autumn. Ana Juan, Consell de Formentera president; Alejandra Ferrer, vice-president, and Rafael Ramírez, councillor of social welfare, together with almost the entire government team, also visited the space with the media.

President Juan stressed, first of all, that "it was necessary to adapt the new social welfare offices to the current needs of islanders who use them" and that the facilities constitute "a quantum leap forward for both users and staff of the Formentera Office of Social Welfare". As for the future old person's residence, Juan said this too would "mark a breakthrough in social and health care and a great improvement in care for dependent people currently on Eivissa and for their families".

Councillor Ramírez, for his part, explained that changes included rearranging the space 'to ensure better care and greater comfort for people". "Technical operations can now be handled much better too", he added, "which makes for better and more efficient service overall".

'Formentera Residence'

Councillor Ramírez insisted that the "Residència de Formentera" ('Formentera Residence') would be operational "by the time pupils are back in classrooms". He called the concept of care at the old people's home "people-centred": "It is a model that promotes functional independence so that, to the extent possible, elderly people at the residence are able to lead their own lives according to their individual beliefs, tastes, desires and interests".

The Formentera Residence has capacity for 18 beds in 14 single rooms and two double rooms. The places will be included in the Public Network for Dependency Care. Facilities consist of a reception area, dining room, living room, common bathrooms, infirmary, geriatric bathroom adapted for bedridden people and three landscaped outdoor areas.

28 June 2022
Communications Office
Council of Formentera

Open day at Formentera Office of Social Welfare

Tuesday 28 June, from 11.00am to 2.00pm, the Formentera Office of Social Welfare will hold an open day so that islanders can learn about the new offices in the adult day care centre (Centre de Dia de Formentera), the new facilities and services offered.

Ana Juan, president of the Consell de Formentera, as well as Rafael Ramírez, councillor of social welfare, will speak with the media when the visit kicks off at 11.00am.

23 June 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Two weeks of awareness-raising activities to mark World Refugee Day

This year, the immigration office of the Consell de Formentera is pleased to present an extensive program of activities to commemorate World Refugee Day on 20 June. Cinema, theatre, workshops for young people and families, discussion groups and a youth gymkhana are all part of the two-week programme that starts Wednesday 15 June on Formentera.

Rafael Ramírez, councillor of social welfare, encouraged islanders "to come out for a programme that is designed to show Formentera's solidarity with and empathy towards refugees". The councillor pointed out that "the current context of migratory crises requires a broad and decisive defence of human rights and vulnerable individuals".

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Activities programme:

-Wednesday 15 June, 6.30pm, at the Casal de Joves. Cinema: Operación hermanos (2019).
-Thursday 16 June, 6.30pm, at the Cinema. Theatre: El rey del gurugú.
-Saturday 18 June, 6.30pm, at the Casal de Joves. Workshop for youth and families: Caught between two realities.
-Monday 20 June, 10.00am. Participation in De Far a Far on Ràdio Illa. Participants: Carmen Navarro, representative of the Eivissa Red Cross's Support for Immigrants Programme; Ilona Voitenko, Ukrainian resident on Formentera; and Rafael Ramírez, councillor of social welfare and vice-president of the Pine Islands Cooperation Fund [Fons Pitiús de Cooperació].
-Tuesday 21 June, 6.00pm, Parc Bob Baldon. Sant Ferran. Awareness-raising gymkhana. 'Put yourself in their shoes'.
-Wednesday 22 June, 6.30pm, at the Casal de Joves. Cinema: La buena mentira (2014).
-Thursday 30 June, 10.00pm, at Plaça de l'Església, Sant Ferran. Cinema a la fresca: Adú (2020).

8 June 2022
Office of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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Foster care training

foto 2022 formacio bsThe Formentera Office of Social Welfare [Conselleria de Benestar Social, CBSF] is offering special training for technical staff of the office who are involved in foster care for at-risk minors. The two-day training was given by technicians of the Consell de Mallorca with more than twenty years of foster care experience.

To date, three local families have signed up to take part in the foster care service, which the Consell de Formentera brought on line last year. They will soon participate in training sessions and Consell personnel will assess their attitudes; staff will also accompany families through the first days of foster care. Islanders who are interested in participating in this service can call the CBSF at 971 321 271 or email benestarsocial@conselldeformentera.cat.

19 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

Consell announces aid to enhance social and health care services and for immigrant associations

The Formentera Office of Social Welfare is pleased to report that applications are now being accepted from associations and private non-profit entities on the island seeking to develop social service programmes and initiatives in 2022. The Consell will allocate a total of €45,000 to these grants and applicant groups may receive aid covering as much as 75% of project costs (up to €15,000). The terms of these grants were posted to the Official Gazette of the Balearic Islands (BOIB) on 7 May.

So-called casas regionales (centres designed to serve individuals who have migrated from elsewhere in Spain), immigrant associations and other non-profit groups involved in activities related to immigration or otherwise aimed at immigrant communities may also apply for subsidies to develop initiatives that promote the reception and integration of immigrants. The maximum overall budget for this call is €9,000 and the terms of eligibility were posted to the BOIB on 12 May.

Rafael Ramírez, Councillor of Social Welfare, said that these two lines of aid would " cover part of the cost of programmes and actions that help improve social and health services on Formentera; as well as assist the efforts of associations and entities that promote the reception and integration of immigrants".

Grant requests may be submitted in person at the OAC or online through the OVAC.

13 May 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera

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