A quarter of the population of Santa Cruz de Tenerife receives aid from the council’s social services | Radio Club Tenerife | Today for Today the Canary Islands

Nails 45,612 people receive in the municipality of Santa Cruz de Tenerife some kind of help from the City Council. That amount is equivalent to 21,514 households. These are the data at the end of the year 2020 of the capital city council that indicate that 3,500 of those families have joined for the first time to the attendance list of the Municipal Institute of Social Care.

According to the data that La SER has had access to, at the end of 2020, the city council has disbursed almost eight and a half million euros out of a total of 60,600 grants.

Specifically, the area managed by Rosario Gonzalez has destined almost half of the funds (3,894,180 euros) a food cards. This is the largest item that translates into a total of 49,495 grants. The amounts related to the suffrage of the expenses of the water supply occupy the second place in the number of grants awarded. Total, 5,655 with an amount that is close to 268,974 euros. The third place is occupied by 2011 people who have been granted aid to pay for rent or mortgage expenses. The 2,910,806 euros of this item make it the second with the highest volume disbursed during 2020.

In addition, expenses related to the purchase of glasses, hearing aids, transportation vouchers or even household appliances and furniture have also been paid.

The Municipal Institute of Social Attention specifies that among the Economic Benefits of Social Assistance (PEAS), 288.262 euros have been destined to defray the current and capital expenditures of people with functional diversity. Is about a specific line which has allowed granting 362 grants for, for example, the adaptation of flats to their conditions.

Sources in the area also recognize La SER as its joy for having extended the opening period of agendas for the care of people through a date without urgency. For the first time, as specified in the area, for two years that the capacity of attention did not allow them to remain open for a month continuously.