The PSOE of Alicante has denounced the “desperate situation” that hundreds of people are experiencing who do not have a roof under which to sleep and who, after the entry into force of the “shame ordinance”, as the socialists in a statement, they are shooting the settlements in the city. Lola Vílchez, head of the Alicante PSOE for Social Services, has indicated that from the Alicante City Council “nothing is being done. The only thing Barcala does is crowd homeless people into a certain area to make them invisible, as happens on Mount Tossal , where there is an increasing number of vulnerable populations”.
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the councilwoman has also questioned the data of the mayor of Social ActionJulia Llopis, who stated that 61% of homeless people have followed the long-stay itineraries of the Department of Social Action and have met the objectives and have managed to get off the street: “It is not true, the City Council of Alicante is not complying at all. I refer to the facts. The Attention and Insertion Center is overwhelmed; in Tossal and around the football stadium there are more and more settlements. Let the PP councilor explain to me where she gets that data so optimistic.”
Vílchez has reiterated the need to launch a shock plan and implement a new, more effective model of social services and in particular towards the population living on the street. “It is a shame that they say they are rescuing these people and refuse a 500,000 euro grant to build a second shelter. It is not enough to make up the figures, just by shopping around the Tossal. Mrs. Llopis and Mr. Barcala would know what the real situation in Alicante is,” concluded the Socialist head of Social Services.