There is already a “Radar Social” team to support vulnerable families in Castro Marim

New team should be on the ground next April

The Municipality of Castro Marim was one of the first municipalities in the Algarve to have approved a new project to support vulnerable families, included in the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR), entitled “Social Radar”.

This new measure aims to create multidisciplinary technical teams to implement pilot projects in the social area, consisting of two senior technicians in the area of ​​social sciences, planning and statistics or psychology. The competitions “will start soon”.

«The measure aims to reference and understand the problems of poverty and social exclusion in the municipality of Castro Marim, to detect risk situations early and speed up forms of intervention adjusted to each situation, through partnership and cooperation work with other entities» , explains the local Chamber.

The new team will develop its activity in its operational structures in close proximity and coordination with other entities, mobilizing a network of local partnerships such as the Municipality, security forces and social security services, health, education, higher education and justice.

The Castro Marim municipality adds that «the new team is expected to be on the ground next April, working until the year 2026, with the implementation of an integrated social georeferencing system of people, families or groups in vulnerable situations social, including people at risk of poverty, social exclusion or discrimination in its multiple dimensions”.

The implementation of the “Social Radar” is in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, namely to eradicate poverty in all its forms and everywhere, promote gender equality and reduce inequalities within and between countries.

The program has 3233 potential recipients to be covered and the priority groups are the population aged 65 or over, single-parent families, people aged 15 or over with difficulty bathing or dressing themselves, the unemployed population and/or without no educational level.

The Municipality of Castro Marim has identified 266 cases of unemployed people. Regarding illiteracy, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), in 2021, the rate in the municipality of Castro Marim stood at 5,75%, while, in 2020, almost half of the students in the municipality's schools received the school subsidy and 41% of households benefiting from RSI had minor children.