The City Council of Vélez-Málaga, through the Community Social Services, manages 2,448 benefits of various kinds to offer assistance to users linked to the dependency service. The Councilor for Social Rights and Equality, Víctor González (PSOE), made an analysis of the situation of the system in the municipality, noting that the capital of the Axarquía made a reform in the municipal ordinance to extend the home help service to people suffering from severe mental disorder and people in advanced stage of cancer; benefits paid by the Town Council through the so-called Concerted Plan.
"Vélez-Málaga is therefore a pioneer in the application of measures in this regard, thus contributing to ensuring that people who receive this service remain in their habitual residence and are not forced to leave their usual environment," he said. González recalled that in Vélez-Málaga, through the Dependency Law, 243 users of the telecare service benefit, 263 of residential care, 62 receive care in day centers and 662 are users of home help, with a total of about 260,000 certified hours of service provision and a municipal investment of almost 5 million euros. As for economic benefits, there are 592 people who benefit from them for some kind of concept.
So far in 2019, a total of 6 million euros has been invested in the municipality, between the amounts received as a Dependency Law for home help and the contribution of municipal coffers.