Specifically, the budget allocated to financing the basic programs developed by the basic social services has been increased by 1.2 million euros, reaching 13.7 million,
which has allowed an increase of the financing module for this year of 12.5%. It is about the reception and social orientation program; personal autonomy and attention to dependence; childhood; and social incorporation.
Since 2012 and until 2015 the financing module has remained at 1,200 euros, a figure that has increased in 2016 to 1,568.88 euros. This has allowed 30 local entities to increase their financing with respect to 2015, with an average increase of 10.77%, the Regional Executive said in a statement.
To date, a total amount of 10,638,871.75 euros has been paid. Currently it is pending to order the fourth payment (25% of the financing), which will take place next January, as stipulated in the Regional Decree 32/2013, which approves the regulations for the development of the Regional Law of Social Services in terms of Programs and Financing of Social Services.
The agreements currently in force were signed between the months of September and October 2013, for the same year and for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. The financing conditions included in these agreements are those contemplated in the aforementioned Regional Decree. For 2017, the signing of new financing agreements is foreseen in the terms included in the aforementioned Regional Decree, currently in force.
However, one of the priority lines of work of the Department of Social Rights for the year 2017 is the revision of the Primary Care of Social Services issue that, together with the approval of the inclusion plan, will allow to frame the strategic actions in the field of services social, as well as their real needs in terms of funding, benefits and staff and make a new Financing Decree according to the aforementioned.
Both the financing of the Basic Social Services and the review of primary care are issues that the Department of Social Rights will work jointly and in partnership with local entities
PROTECTED SOCIAL EMPLOYMENT
The program of social employment protected for 2016 has had 6,000,000 euros, representing an overall increase of 214.30% over the budget approved in the previous year, and is expected to end the year with more than 1,000 contracts thanks to this program. The number of local entities benefiting from socially protected employment programs has been a total of 44, six more than in the previous period.
The commitment to Social Protected Employment has enabled the development of recruitment projects through the methodology of social and individualized accompaniment of people receiving guaranteed income.
In this sense, those developed in Cintruénigo stand out, whose budget has increased by 400%; as well as those of Carcastillo, Corella, Estella, Etxarri Aranatz, Irurtzun, Olite, Peralta, San Adrián, Ultzama and Villava, with more than 300% increase. Eleven other localities have increased their budgetary appropriation by more than 200%; and nine in percentages higher than 100%.
SOCIAL EMERGENCY AID
In 2016, a total of 44 local entities have been beneficiaries of the call for grants for the development of social emergency programs by local entities holding basic social services, with a global budget allocation of 2,000,000 euros.
Last year, and as one of the first extraordinary measures of the new government aimed at combating poverty, through these aids were attended to 9,604 people in areas such as the prevention of evictions for non-payment of rent or mortgages, energy poverty and other health costs , educational or food.
The purpose of this subsidy is to facilitate basic social services to carry out social emergency aid programs, intended for those with economic and / or socio-sanitary needs that present serious difficulties to cover their basic accommodation needs urgently and immediately. , energy, nutrition, health and education, being an instrument of prevention and support for social intervention.
With respect to the payment of subsidies, both for social protected employment and social emergency aid, this is done as the local entities present the corresponding economic justification, except in those cases that have requested an advance of the subsidy. To date, a total amount of 3,680,506.11 euros has been paid. The rest will be paid the month after the local entities proceed to its justification.