Social Services help over 81,000 people

The Municipal Institute of Social Services (IMSS) closed out 2017 with the highest figures in its history for the support it provided. Over 81,000 people were attended to in 2017, a 9.9% rise compared to 2015. The number of visits also hit an all-time high, with 193,386 people attended to last year.

25/02/2018 10:05 h

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The record number of users is not only due to needs, but also social services which are closer to people on the whole and more accessible.

Overall, waiting times for users first visits have been cut, standing at 25.04 days at the end of 2017, compared to the figure of 31.27 days at the end of 2015.

Data on the activity of the Municipal Institute of Social Services

The budget for the IMSS has increased by 62% since 2014, reaching 154.47 million euros in 2017. The human resources budget has also risen, with 665 employees last year, compared to 599 in 2014.

In terms of the number of contracts, there were 140 in force in 2017, representing a total of 90.8 million euros. Specifically, the Làbora programme, which works towards labour insertion for people in vulnerable situations, closed a total of 2,632 contracts, a 20% increase on the previous year.

In 2017, a total of 1.54 million euros was also put into the Àpats en companyia accompanied meal programme, 3.86 million was spent on the Àpats a domicili home meals programme and 9.47 million was spent on inclusion grants.


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