First two newsstands managed by people with disabilities now open

Two newsstands managed by people with disabilities are now open in the neighbourhood of El Congrés i els Indians (SantAndreu), and in Poble-sec (Sants-Montjuïc). The initiative comes after a year of work, during which eleven members of the Diverscoop cooperative received specific training from the Municipal Institute for People with Disabilities (IMPD).

27/01/2020 19:50 h

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The two newsstands, at C/ Ramon Albó, 4, in the neighbourhood of El Congrés i els Indians, and at Av. Paral·lel, 91, in the neighbourhood of Poble-sec, will be combining the sale of newspapers and magazines with the sale of sustainable and solidarity products made by social entities and people with disabilities.

The goal is for these establishments to offer a business model which responds to emerging needs and become a point of reference for local people. To this end, over the coming weeks, new agreements will be made to offer promotional services and products linked to the neighbourhood, as well as package collection services.

As a measure against loneliness, newspaper deliveries will be offered to local people on the Vincles scheme, a service which helps elderly people combat unwanted solitude through new technologies.

Five more newsstands by the end of the year

Diverscoop are due to be running seven newsstands by the end of 2020. Two more are expected to open in the next few months, at Pg. Colom, 2, (Ciutat Vella) and at Av. Meridiana, 330, (Sant Andreu).

A further three are due to open before the year is out: at Pl. Pes de la Palla, 3, (Ciutat Vella), in Pl. Pius XII (Les Corts), and in Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes (Sant Martí).


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