The Holy House of Mercy of Faro (SCMF) has a new vehicle for home support, the purchase of which was supported, in part, by the City Council.
Acquired for 13.700 euros, to provide SCMF's home support service, the vehicle «had the financial support of the Municipality in about 50%», says the Chamber, in a press release.
During the visit, in which councilor Carlos Baía and the SCMF administered board also participated, the mayor argued that it is a commitment of the municipality to “maintain our institutions with strength and operationality, because the State does not always recognize the contribution of mercies and other third sector institutions in the direct support given to the communities».
“In these most difficult moments, it was not the State that supported the institutions, they were those that supported the State, many of them in a situation of great operational difficulty”, he acknowledged.
"For our part," he continued, "we will continue to provide all the support we can, as we know how to recognize the merit of this multi-secular entity, which continues to assume itself as a key partner within the social network of our municipality."
For the mayor, the attribution of support for the purchase of the vehicle was “fair” so that the “home support continues to be performed under conditions of safety and quality”.
The SCMF Home Support Service is a social response that consists of providing individualized and personalized care and services at the home of the citizens when, due to illness, disability, age, or other impediment, they cannot temporarily or permanently ensure the satisfaction of your basic needs and/or activities of daily living.
Services are coordinated at the head office. More information at www.scmfaro.pt.
Created in 2016, support for associations is an instrument for operationalizing the action developed by non-profit entities, promoters of social development in the municipality, through the standardization of objective criteria for support in the cultural, sports, youth, social and animal cause areas.