Inca denounces the dismantling of the Disability Assessment Service

May 30, 2024 | Featured, Interview, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition

The Town Council of Inca denounces that the Regional Ministry of Families and Social Affairs has dismantled the Disability Assessment Service that until now was offered in Inca and Manacor. Just as the users have been transferred to the consistory, now this service of the Government of the Balearic Islands will only be offered in the centre of Palma, located in Joan Crespí Street.

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Disability Assessment Service

‘The decentralisation of the disability assessment teams in Mallorca, with centres in Inca and Manacor, was a great step towards a fairer, more accessible and efficient social services system, both for users and the professionals involved. Therefore, re-centralising the service means taking a step backwards, to the considerable detriment of the most vulnerable people,’ explains the mayor of Inca, Virgilio Moreno.

The decentralisation of the Disability Assessment Service in the Balearic Islands, and specifically in areas such as Inca and Manacor in Mallorca, improves the accessibility and proximity of the service, reducing the need for long and costly journeys. In addition, more personalised and closer attention is offered, while waiting times are reduced with a better distribution of resources.

Therefore, ‘we call on president Margalida Prohens and councillor Catalina Cirer to reverse this decision and stop the dismantling of the Disability Assessment Service in Inca and Manacor. Distributing services equally among the different areas of the island helps to combat territorial inequality, ensuring that all people, regardless of their location, have access to the same rights and services,’ Moreno stresses.