The mayor, Víctor Navas; and the Councilor for Social Welfare, Alicia Laddaga, have visited the headquarters of the Benalmádena Association for Disability Care(ABAD) to hold a meeting with representatives of its board of directors, with its president Cristóbal Martínez Reyes at the helm, to value the important work carried out by the group, and to report on the recent granting of a subsidy by the City Council.
“Today we wanted to inform ABAD that already have a grant from the Benalmádena City Council for the implementation of a disability aid program for users between 6 and 16 years of age “, announced the mayor, who has highlighted that” it is precisely a of the age groups where it is more difficult to find specific therapies ”.
The first mayor highlighted the collaboration of the local government with this group to bring early care to the city, for which the City Council gave a municipal plot of 8,000 meters in Santangelo Norte for the construction of a comprehensive center to help people with disabilities. , in addition to a space for the expansion of its headquarters.
“In the context of the economic crisis derived from the pandemic, a great effort is being made to help not only vulnerable families, or to implement employment plans or aid for the self-employed and micro SMEs, but also to support social groups and thus guarantee that they can continue developing their activities ”, he stressed.
For her part, the Councilor for Social Welfare explained that “children are covered by early care until they are 6 years old, and from there people with disabilities can now come to ABADto continue with their therapies.”
Likewise, older people who have had a cardiovascular accident, stroke or certain diseases that require rehabilitation can also attend.
Music therapy, psychology, physiotherapy or, thanks to the new grant and in the future, swimming therapies make up the catalog of therapies provided by ABADto its users.