Social Welfare Minister Considers Cospedal Cuts With Budget 2023 “Hollandy”
Castilla-La Mancha’s Minister of Social Welfare believes that his department’s budget for 2023 has “reversed and overcome social cuts.” According to Barbara García Torrizano, “In two legislatures, the government of President Emiliano García-Páez allocated 318 million euros more to care for the people, from 607 million euros in the 2015 budget to 925.8 million euros in this 2023 budget.”
This comment has been made while presenting the accounts of their department in the Regional Courts. In 2023 there will be 925.8 million euros for social welfare policies, 318 million euros more than in 2015, which is 52.4 percent more than the two legislatures before and 2.78 percent more than the current study.
During the Economy and Budget Commission of the Parliament of Castilla-La Mancha, he highlighted that it is “an investment budget that improves people’s quality of life, which focuses on working for people, social policies and taking care of citizens and improving their lives.”
To this end, 2.5 million euros are allocated daily for social welfare policies, for that reason, he added, “We should be proud to present this budget which is sustainable but ambitious, because we understand that it is mainly focused on the budget. Social, people’s care While taking, the regional government and President Emiliano García-Páez in defending objectives.
García Torrizano emphasizes that “the priority of the regional government and this ministry is to always improve and advance the care and quality of life of our citizens, with the 2023 budget whose fundamental axis is to consolidate and increase that care. Castilla-La Mancha in every corner and every Taking into account the individual needs of the citizen, guaranteeing their life project”.
90.5 million euros in investment
In the investment chapter, the adviser detailed some of the projects, including 90.5 million euros planned in a “very ambitious budget” in 2023, which will improve and modernize already existing centers. Implementation of new centers.
Among others, Barbara García mentions the Center for the Elderly and the Tarancon Day Center with a budget of 2 million euros; The adaptation works in self-owned nursing homes, such as the ‘Barber’ in Toledo or the ‘Hoses’ in Cuenca, as well as in other residences in the region and in new projects such as the ‘Los Olmos’ residence in Guadalajara.
Likewise, he outlined, the construction of a center for Alzheimer’s and the elderly in Talavera de la Reina is planned, with a budget of 2.3 million euros, and the works, improvements and equipment of a care center for people with disabilities, “which represents a total of 14 investment actions with a budget of 22.4 million euros” .
Meanwhile, in the area of protection and accompaniment of minors, “we are going to allocate 10 million euros for the improvement and adaptation of the Arco Iris and Albadel centers in Albacete,” the consultant said.
A ‘Digital Autonomy Scheme’ for public centers and stability for the third sector
In the investment, the head of social welfare referred, on the one hand, to the ‘Digital Autonomy Plan’ in which 8 million euros will be allocated for the digitization of its own centers.
In total, 125,000 users are expected to directly benefit from 100 percent of public resources, more than 200 centers including nursing homes, day centers, centers for the elderly, care centers and resources for people with severe disabilities. Taking care of minors. “The aim is to optimize the treatment of each user by applying a person-centered care model”, said García Torrizano.
On the other hand, in these budgets for 2023 there is an investment of 480,550 euros determined to provide budgetary stability to the Third Social Sector Board, “with the aim of continuing to provide services to citizens with the necessary cooperation of the social elements of our region, which are and always have been a fundamental element”, of the Minister of Social Welfare. According to
Review of Budget by Departments
While reviewing the various sectors of the Ministry of Social Welfare, García Torijano has also mentioned that a budget of 150 million euros is expected in the field of disability. The consultant confirmed that, with this budgetary effort, “not only the 40 million reduction of this General Directorate in the legislative session that ended in 2015, but it increased by 53.1 million euros.”
With regard to dependency, the head of social welfare stated that the planned budget for 2023 is 615 million euros, 65 percent more in these two assemblies, and referred to the investment of 7.6 million euros of the progress in the dependency care system. “Financial benefits benefiting over 23,586 people have been decided to be increased up to 15 per cent depending on their financial capacity and degree of dependency”.
In addition, he stated that “despite the debt claimed by the regional government on numerous occasions to draw attention to the dependence system from the Spanish government and which amounts to about 875 million euros, we will not stop increasing our investments. System “.
For his part, the Vice President of the Ministry of Social Services and Benefits has increased by 27 million to 52.8 million euros since 2015; General Directorate of Social Action, increased by 61 percent compared to 2015, with a total budget of 97.2 million euros; And the General Directorate for Children and Families plans to add 30 million euros more to their accounts, up to 66.4 million euros, 82.4 percent more than in 2015.
For its part, the budget of the General Directorate for the Elderly is 367.9 million euros, which is 116.6 million more than in 2015, which represents an increase of 46 percent in these years. Similarly, the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Social Welfare envisages 24.4 million euros in 2023.
Degree of implementation of the 2022 budget
Regarding the implementation of the 2022 budget, the Minister of Social Welfare has explained that it is 72.44 percent as of September 30, “which represents 669.5 million euros, which implements a total of ten programs and considering that the year in which its evolution will eventually be greater.”
On this point, the Deputy for Citizens Elena Gem has lamented the implementation of a low budget in some parameters, limiting herself to analyzing how the budget is progressing this year, according to Europa Press.
Although in general terms he agrees with the execution, he cites a few examples that did not satisfy the Ciudadanos. On the other hand, it is proposed that the proposed monthly payment for municipalities for handling certain services should also be extended to other organizations managing social welfare funds so that they can better plan their actions.
“Everyone is suffering from this crisis and the city councils have to deal with it,” said the member of parliament from Ciudad Real.
PP has shown the state’s dependent debt at 800 million
On behalf of the Popular Party, Vicente Aroca has criticized that the elderly and dependency care sectors are reducing the amount of the budget, calculating that the state owes 800 million euros to the dependency system, in which “they are waiting even more. More than 9,000 people worth are
Regarding home help, he warns that the prices agreed with the municipalities have not changed in recent years, besides that “contracts are signed between July and September”, which allows the consistories to maintain services at a cost. of their own resources.
Expressing regret over the lack of minimum subsistence income, he has proposed the creation of a family and childhood observatory.
Finally, the PSOE deputy Pablo Camacho, for his part, has emphasized in the first place the fact that the dependency system has been strengthened to increase the total number of beneficiaries by 84% in the last seven years, to which we must add data. 70% more total profit, growth of over 80,000 contributions.
Continuing to count the two legislatures, he pointed out that the financial resources that went to social welfare have increased in a budget that “has never been so high.”
Another of the most relevant financial data highlighted by Camacho is the 19 million euros “to finance the welfare state”, which is the “recognition symbol” of the regional government for the deputy.
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