The first supervised housing in Raiguer for 10 users with a mental health diagnosis is opened in Inca.

Feb 9, 2023 | Current affairs, Featured, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

These 10 places are in addition to the 54 that have been created in the Balearic Islands since the service began in 2017.

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The first supervised housing in Raiguer

The councillor for Social Affairs and Sports, Fina Santiago; the director general of Dependency, Gori Molina; the president of the Board of Trustees of the Es Garrover Foundation and mayor of Inca, Virgilio Moreno, the manager of the Es Garrover Foundation, Pere Quetglas, and members of his team today visited the first supervised housing facility in the Raiguer region that has opened in Inca. Since last December, 10 users with a diagnosis of mental health, extensive support needs or disabilities have been living there. In addition to the opportunity to have a home, the users have the support of a team of five professionals and a coordinator who helps them in their daily lives. This service, agreed with the Conselleria de Asuntos Sociales y Deportes for 278,616 euros, makes it possible to advance in the achievement of basic rights such as housing and the promotion of autonomy so that people can develop their life projects.

The manager of Es Garrover, Pere Quetglas, explains that “it covers two fundamental axes, one is housing, and the other is accompanying people in their autonomy. The concept is that this is their home; there are professionals who work here, but those of us who come from outside enter and ask permission to enter because it is their home”.

This service includes accommodation, food and support in hygiene and self-care, activities of coexistence, cooperation and leisure and free time. It is also compatible with other services.

64 homes in the Balearic Islands

These 10 places are in addition to the 54 that have been opened in the Balearic Islands since the service began in 2017. All the places are managed by organisations and the Regional Ministry of Social Affairs is allocating 1.7 million euros this year.

Public Mental Health Diagnosis Network

These 10 places become part of the Public Network of Social Care for People with a mental health diagnosis which, in addition to supervised housing, has other services such as occupational services; housing support; accompaniment service (only in Menorca); residences and day centres; the guardianship service; accompaniment for people in prisons with mental health problems and the shared housing service.

The Consellera Fina Santiago explained that “we are very satisfied because the collaboration between third sector entities and the administration has meant that in 6 years we have created a solid structure of care for people diagnosed with mental health problems. We have gone from more than 900 people that we attend to in this network”, Santiago added that “it was important to create the structure and consolidate it; now the important thing is to grow and improve the service”.