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The association of spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities of the Balearic Islands adjusts its Serendipia project, financed by the Barceló Foundation, to continue attending its users during the pandemic.
The purpose of the service of disability, participation and community animation is to offer a transversal attention to be able to give answer to the injured medullary and great disabled needs, besides connecting them with the community’s resources.
Due to the confinement decreed by the coronavirus crisis, the entity was forced to replace its face-to-face interventions with online support through telephone assistance, WhatsApp and videoconference mainly.
They focused their work on offering ideas and activities to users during the alarm state, both on routines and hygiene habits related to food, medication, safety, etc., as well as daily proposals to fill free time, such as Zumba and batch cooking classes, laughter therapy workshop or creation of mandalas. All without leaving aside the work to promote personal autonomy, equal opportunities, social inclusion and improvement of the quality of life of the users.
Throughout these four months, the programme’s staff has carried out a follow-up and integral evolution of each one of the beneficiaries of the program, financed by the Barceló Foundation. “Thanks to Serendipia I felt very well attended during the whole confinement – assures Carol, one of them – In addition, the different outings we have done since the climb have helped me to discover new spaces accessible to us, as well as to relate to a group of young people from Café in positive, which I didn’t know about until now“.
This is one of the 36 projects that the Barceló Foundation has decided to grant this 2020, giving it a subsidy of 6.705,88 euros. We would like to congratulate the entire Aspaym Baleares team, captained by its president Alessandro Marinelli, for their work and effort over this resources last few months.