- "We believe it is convenient to study formulas for this service to return to the elderly and dependents living in municipalities that could not maintain it as Alhama, Torre Pacheco, San Javier, Mazarrón, or the towns of the Ricote Valley, among others," he said. the spokesman for Citizens, Manuel Padín
The spokesman for Citizens in Cartagena, Manuel Padín, met with the general director of the company Nueva Cocina Mediterránea, Luis Miguel García, and with the commercial director, Adolfo Astillero, in the administrative headquarters of this company in the Industrial Polígono Oeste de Alcantarilla .
New Mediterranean Cuisine won in December 2017 the award of the meals service at home in Cartagena for 720,000 euros for two years of work with the possibility of an extension of one year.
This service is aimed at elderly people who live alone in their homes, with limited family support and who also have dependence on the preparation of meals due to some type of motor, sensory or difficulty disability to control the risks of domestic accidents and nutritional needs.
The Cartagena is the only City Council that does not use the copay in a generalized manner.
The orange training, as committed at the end of 2017, has undertaken an audit work of the main public works and services offered by the City Council with the aim of safeguarding its quality.
After the visit to this company, the orange spokesman was able to see first-hand the receipt of the raw material, and the operations of processing, processing, preservation and packaging, "we are pleasantly surprised and satisfied by the treatment received, and by the complete information they have given us. "
The spokesman of Citizens has been able to know, after visiting the facilities of the company and to verify first hand each one of the links of the chain of production, that in these moments, New Mediterranean Kitchen offers this service to about 160 people in Cartagena to the It offers a complete menu, balanced and adapted to the needs of each user with all the nutritional guarantees, and hygienic-sanitary.
During the meeting, the situation that this type of services goes through in the municipalities of the Region was put on the table.
"As they explained to us, a few years ago, home meals for dependents was covered with funds from the Community, but during the crisis this service passed into the hands of the municipalities, which caused many small municipalities could not cope with the expense that supposes and stop offering this help to their elderly people ", explained Manuel Padín who stresses that the current Law on Dependency" is what sets the line to follow in this regard and that although it includes the help service to address, family respite, or telecare, left out meals at home.
For Manuel Padín, "we believe it is convenient to study formulas for this service to return to the elderly and dependents living in municipalities that could not maintain it as Alhama, Torre Pacheco, San Javier, Mazarrón, or the towns of Valle de Ricote, among others" .
Cs spokesman believes "that receiving a meal at home can not depend on the municipality in which you live, but must be offered on equal terms."
In this sense, the orange training spokesman has informed that he will send this proposal in the coming days to the regional leadership of his party and his Group in the Regional Assembly.
Source: Ciudadanos Cartagena