Albufeira wants to meet the needs of the population with disabilities

Chamber launched an inquiry aimed at people with disabilities

The Municipality of Albufeira is carrying out a survey of the municipality's population with disabilities and their needs.

The municipality launched a survey of the population with disabilities, "with a view to more effectively planning responses that promote social inclusion in the municipality".

"Knowing how many there are, what disabilities they have, what are the main disabilities and what resources they have is an essential step to be able to plan responses that promote inclusion and that are adequate to the real needs of the population with disabilities and their caregivers", illustrated Ana Pífaro, deputy mayor of Albufeira, who had the idea of ​​launching this inquiry.

For the councilor of Albufeira, «the application of the questionnaire will allow the municipality to have up-to-date information, with real data, which, in addition to the correct characterization of the population with disabilities, constitutes an essential work tool to improve the services provided in the area of ​​disability'.

The document has already been distributed to associations working in the field of disability «and it can be answered online and in person, at Espaço Integrar or through a home visit».

Participation in the survey is voluntary and the questionnaire is completely anonymous and confidential, being managed by specialized technicians. The confidentiality of the contact is guaranteed.

The local authority appeals to anyone who has or has someone in their charge with a disability or a prolonged illness of a physical, mental or sensory nature, causing them limitations in their day-to-day activities, to collaborate in responding to the survey.

More information can be obtained by calling 289 599 690 and 289 246 908 or by emailing [email protected].

Preliminary data collected in the scope of this survey will be publicly presented at the “IV Meeting of the ODDH – Meeting – Disability, Public Policies and Human Rights”, which will take place on December 13th, at the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences ( ISCSP), from the University of Lisbon.