Addressing social exclusion

 

The overall aim of the project is to help identify and assist those who the economic recovery may have left behind, and are at risk of social exclusion.

Earlier this week the Adeje mayor, José Miguel Rodríguez signed an agreement with the Cruz Roja that will see both bodies working to improve the conditions of those in Adeje who are seen to be most at risk and socially vulnerable. The overall aim of the project, under the title “Adeje Diversifica y Emplea”, (Adeje, diversification and employment), is to help identify and assist those who the economic recovery may have left behind, and are at risk of social exclusion.

An expert qualified team will lead the project which will operate along two specific lines. In the first instance the team will be identifying those who are without personal resources and living in below-standard conditions or accommodation. Those individuals who are also in need of specially adapted homes due to age or special needs will also fall into this category.

Up to eight people will be hired to work for 30 hours a week over a five month period to improve those homes identified under the scheme, and these workers would also be individuals who are currently unemployed, with no qualifications and having difficulties in finding work.

The second part of the project will offer training in warehouse and practical placements with companies in the sector who hire the new trainees. The training course will be developed in conjunction with the companies and is designed for those who are over 30 and unemployed.

The cost of the project is €107.000 and will be funded in its entirety by the Adeje Council

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Covenant with the Red Cross

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The Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga and the provincial president of the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) Carlos Piñero Coello, have signed a covenant under which courses will be offered in security, health, courses for life guards, and in other related environmental and social areas.

The courses are starting immediately and will take place in the Adeje
Escuela de Seguridad y Convivencia (Security and Social Harmony), and the first classes will be in training for vital support in health matters and use of a defibrillator. Other courses scheduled to start in November include training for crisis management, a course for those planning to work as lifeguards, and official instruction in handling food for those planning to work in restaurants and hotel kitchens or other food preparation centres.

Under the covenant objectives, the council will supply personnel and materials to assist in setting up the courses for the people of Adeje in collaboration with the Cruz Roja, a body with extensive experience in the field. Anyone interested in signing up for any of the courses can contact the school, which is located in Las Nieves, for more information, phone 922 77 51 09 or find out more online, www.escuelaseguridadadeje.org.
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