This week Counsellor-Minister of Social Affairs and Health Didier Gamerdinger presented three projects to the press which will provide improved housing for disabled Monegasque residents. It was announced that 41 extra beds will be provided to the Principality’s care services by 2024.

 

It was announced that a residential home in La Turbie, providing 20 extra beds for those in need of care, will be completed by 2022. This will cater for citizens who are unable to care for themselves.

 

A housing complex will be built in Fontvieille to promote social inclusion. This is comprised of several studio flats, with common areas. It will be attended to by a social worker and sessions with specialist educators will be provided in the evening. This will be completed in 2023.

 

It is aimed at people who’s disability prevents them from living autonomously, but can care for themselves. With 13 people on the waiting list for such housing, it is an attempt to directly provide care for those eligible.

 

In addition, 12 extra beds will be provided by a medical care home for the elderly disabled persons in Cap d’Ail by 2024.

 

 

Gamerdinger presented the reforms alongside Ludmilla Raconnat Le Goff, Secretary-General of this department. Jean François Calmes, President of the Monegasque Association for the Help and Protection of Disabled Children, was also present.

 

The association, also known as AMAPEI, currently provides activities for many disabled residents. It enables disabled citizens to develop their potential in a constructive environment.