By Sally Underwood • 29 July 2021 • 17:00
Mijas increases funding for the disabled. Image: Ayuntamiento de Mijas
The council said the funding will go towards a disabled association in Mijas.
Mijas council announced it will be increasing funding to the Association for People with Disabilities, ADIMI, following a vote to approve the measure.
The funding will be granted in a single payment and the maximum amount of aid to be granted per family unit will be €3,050, with the grants starting at €1,694.
The degree of disability that the beneficiaries of this aid must have has also been modified, to more than 45 per cent in the case of adults and 33 per cent.
Councillor Zapico said: “The degree of disability or dependency will have a much greater weight than the economic one since we understand that people with a high degree of disability have higher expenses.”
The news comes after the Concordia Antisida Association announced it would cease operation on Monday May 31 according to a letter issued by its founder and president.
Princess Maria Luisa of Prussia who started the charity 27 years ago has explained that she has had to take this action due to lack of financial support especially as a number of the charity patrons have sadly passed away.
The Marbella and other councils have been very supportive financially, but the money simply hasn’t come in and there has been insufficient income to cover the overheads of the Concordia center in San Pedro Alcantara and the professional staff including nurses who were on hand to offer support in Marbella.
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