The public help desk “carers” is born in Verona for those seeking support in the family: it will also involve other municipalities
From today, those looking for one caretaker find one public counter, free to contact. And viceversa. Those who want to offer their experience in family care can make an appointment and apply. Thanks to the synergy between Municipalities and Ulss9, the service is also available in the province. Not only in Verona, therefore, but in Grezzana, San Giovanni Lupatoto and San Bonifacio, which groups Colognola ai Colli, San Giovanni Ilarione and Veronella.
A support for all those families who are looking for an assistant to take care of the non-autonomous, the elderly or people with disabilities. The branch operators, entrusted to Social Energies cooperative, try to understand their real needs, support them in finding a suitable professional, support them in dealing with situations situations or even just have information on the type of contract to apply.
For all aspiring family assistants, however, the service offers an assessment of skills and experiences, information on refresher courses and advice on the approach to work. The Verona counter, in vicolo San Domenico 13b, is open by appointment. To book just call the number 800 085570, from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 1pm. The contacts of all the offices open in the province are available on the Ulss 9 website. According to the Institute of Economic and Social Research, in Veneto there are over 200 thousand elderly people who are not self-sufficient, 18% of the regional population, mostly dependent on families. Care work also involves many family members of people with disabilities.
This morning, the experimental report was presented at Palazzo Barbieri by the councilor for social services Maria Daniela Maellare and the director of social and health services of the Ulss 9 Scaligera Raffaele Grottola. Present were the councilors of San Martino Buon Albergo Roberta Scaravelli, San Bonifacio Anna Maria Sterchele, San Giovanni Lupatoto Maurizio Simonato, the mayor of Colognola ai Colli Giovanna Piubello, the municipal councilor of San Giovanni Ilarione Tiziano Gottardi and the president of the cooperative Energie Sociali Chiara Castellani. In addition to the project representative Daniela Liberati.
«An initiative that was born from the desire to insert ourselves as public subjects in the mediation between families and family assistants – said Maellare -. And thus to guarantee, to those looking for a caregiver or a job, a serious and qualified point of reference to turn to. The counters are already active, just call to get all the information. An extra support for the Scala families ».
«The aim of this initiative is also to understand the requests for help from families, analyze their needs and understand their needs – added Grottola -. On the other hand, underestimating the skills of those who apply, offering professionals training and refresher opportunities to better approach the activity and the current difficulties of non self-sufficient people “.