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More than 1 500 people benefit from social assistance in Camagüey



More than 1 500 people benefit from social assistance in Camagüey Camagüey, Mar 22.- More than 1 500 people belonging to vulnerable groups receive specialized attention by social assistance and workers in the Cuban eastern province of Camaguey.

One of the services provided is the so-called "accompanying collaborator", who is a person that stays from 4 to 8 hours daily with those bedridden or elderly people living by their owns.

Some of the aids are lunches at social homes, laundry and hairdressing services, and the delivery of clothing, shoes and mattresses.

People with disability in the territory are placed in jobs considered suitable for their impairments, Yanet Casanova told AIN News Agency, deputy director in the province.

Other disabled people find opportunities in 18 workshops where they learn hand and communicative abilities.

Personnel of the Social Assintance direction, together with social workers systematically visit these individuals to learn their needs and improve so their quality of life. (Yurislenia Pardo Ortega/Gualveris Rosales Sánchez/ AIN).