More public housing for the city, with new sheltered homes for the elderlyThe new Quatre Camins public housing project in the neighbourhood of Sant Gervasi – La Bonanova consists of 44 sheltered homes for senior citizens who have difficulty accessing housing or who have accessibility problems but who wish to keep active and self-sufficient.
The city continues to diversify its public housing stock to be able to reach all groups of society. The new Quatre Camins facility is specially designed for the over 65s.
Each home has floor space of 40 square metres and is big enough for one or two people. The flats have a bedroom, a combined living and dining room, a kitchen and an adapted bathroom. The kitchens and bathrooms also have a telecare communication system which can be used in case of any incidents.
The building has a total floor space of 1,891 square metres and is equipped with various communal areas, such as open terraces and recreation rooms, as well as laundry and a shop. A number of services are also available to make life more comfortable for tenants, including a cleaning service for communal areas and flats, a concierge and minor maintenance and repairs.
A personalised social care service will monitor the welfare of residents and help them discover resources in the neighbourhood (community centres, libraries and other facilities within reach). At the same time, work will be done to foster participation in the community and good relationships between residents with group sessions and activities.
Requisites to access this type of public housing:
- Aged 65 or over.
- Able to live self-sufficiently (people’s degree of autonomy is determined according to the criteria set out for applications for care programmes run by social services for the elderly).
- Registered on the list of people seeking protected housing.
- Resident in Barcelona for at least the last two years.
- Income of 24,850,48 euros (1 person) and 25,619,05 euros (2 people)
- No housing owned, or with accessibility or habitability problems.
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