The Autonomous Community finances with more than 439,000 euros the attention to 41 people with mental health problems in the day center of the Association of mental patients of Cieza and Region (Afemce), entity that has been recognized with one of the prizes' Integra 'awarded by BBVA.
The director of the Murciano Institute for Social Action (IMAS), Verónica López, attended today the award, which recognizes the initiatives that generate innovative, sustainable and quality employment for people with disabilities.
The entity has been recognized for an innovative project that will create six jobs for people with disabilities, the management and tourism exploitation of the 'Complejo Rural Atalaya' by workers with mental health problems.
Its objective is to generate the greatest number of jobs for these people with the tourist management of the rural complex.
For the director of the IMAS "the receipt of this award is a boost and recognition for the project, a business model that has a dual purpose: to offer rural tourism accommodation in Cieza and organize play activities for children, while generating positions of work for people with mental illness ".
"Afemce's job placement program is an example of success, as it is demonstrating that the enthusiasm and willingness to work of these people serve to overcome barriers and value their work skills," said Veronica López.
The professional profiles are of receptionists, cleaning staff, maintenance and kitchen.
All the staff is made up of people with mental health problems, except for the technicians of tourism and labor insertion, as well as management of the complex.