Violant Cervera: “Martorell has social facilities that are an example and model to follow”

Councilor Violant Cervera visits the City Council

The Minister of Social Rights of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Violant Cervera, paid an institutional visit to Martorell this Wednesday. Cervera has signed the book of honor in the Plenary Hall of the City Council, has seen the state of the works in the new neighborhood of La Sínia, the Sant Joan de Déu Residence and the facilities of the Fundació Arc de Sant Martí.

He was accompanied by the Mayor of Martorell, Xavier Fonollosa and the Councilors for Social Welfare and the Elderly Cristina Dalmau, for Economic Promotion and Trade, Rosa Cadenas, for Urban Planning, the Environment and Housing, Albert Fernández, and for Municipal Services. Public Road, Elisabeth Plaza.

Violant Cervera highlighted that “Martorell is a city with a deep-rooted social soul, which has facilities that are an example and a model to follow for many institutions and municipalities in the country.” He emphasized this after visiting the Arc de Sant Martí Foundation Residence Hall -for people with intellectual disabilities- and Sant Joan de Déu, for the elderly.

He emphasized that the facilities meet the objective of a new model of personal autonomy: “What we want is for people to be able to decide where they want to live, how they want to live and when they want to live there. What Martorell does is look for and make facilities that allow citizens to enter and leave to see their relatives, and flats with people with disabilities that give them autonomy ”.

Violant Cervera, consellera de Drets Socials

Cervera stressed that “administrations must adapt resources to the needs of people, which are different depending on their pathologies and ages.” The ultimate goal is “that they are in their homes as long as they can and want to, but when this is not possible, that they have these resources that you have in Martorell.”

At the same time, he emphasized the importance of institutional visits throughout the territory because “Catalonia is a diverse country with different needs and where people live in different ways in Barcelona or in a town in the Pallars Sobirà. From the institutions we must visit these municipalities to grasp their realities. That helps us design policies. ”

Violant Cervera, consellera de Drets Socials

Mayor Fonollosa thanked this contact with the territory and the visit to Martorell, which reaffirms “the support we have always had from the country’s government. From Martorell we put people at the center and those who need it most: the elderly and those with disabilities ”.

At the same time, he took the opportunity to ask the Minister “to increase as much as possible the aid to promote these policies, and especially for those who need it most: the most vulnerable groups,” and said that “It is committed to doing everything possible to increase the number of officially protected housing policies in our country.”

Xavier Fonollosa, alcalde de Martorell

Taking advantage of the stay at the Sant Joan de Déu Residence Hall, the Minister congratulated her staff on how well they have implemented the measures so that the Covid-19 has not affected more in these spaces. “This means that its users are more protected from possible new waves.”

Violant Cervera, consellera de Drets Socials

In the morning, Cervera visited the Casa de la Vila and signed the Book of Honor. Fonollosa presented her with a lithograph of the Devil’s Bridge and reproductions of the giants that make up her legend: the old woman and the devil.


Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by martorelldigital.cat.

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