Bidding begins for construction of housing for at-risk minors

The Formentera Office of Social Welfare is pleased to report that it has begun tender for construction of a housing project for at-risk under-12s. The ten-room building will be located in the island's social and healthcare services hub next to the Formentera Day Centre.

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If deadlines are met, work will be completed before year-end 2023. The budget is €496,966 plus VAT and the project will receive a €150,000 grant from European Union funds for economic recovery.

Rafael Ramírez, councillor of social welfare, said the home would offer children in foster care "individualised and family care" and "a better environment for psychosocial care". He asserted that the new building would also constitute "a resource for vulnerable families, a problem that specifically affects women, to whom the task of caring for and supporting children generally falls".

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At present, Formentera has no residential care resource for at-risk minors and about 30% of individuals in Formentera's child protection service are likely to use this space.

13 September 2022
Communications Office
Consell de Formentera