Social services grant
Benitachell has received a grant from Alicante council of €23,125 towards the cost of different care programmes run by the department of social services.
The majority of the grant, €18,113, will be put towards the home help service, providing care and assistance for those unable to perform everyday tasks.
The amount of €2,608 was assigned to the project called ‘Exercise your mind’, which will help vulnerable adults in social situations.
Another €1,804 was donated for legal and psychological counselling, which includes assistance in matters of law, equal opportunities and domestic violence.
The remaining amount of €600 will be devoted to the prevention of addictive behaviours, and will be specifically aimed at teaching children to avoid alcohol and cigarettes.
Jacinta Pastor, head of the department of social services, welcomed the funding and thanked Alicante council for their assistance.