Offices and counters bombed by requests for help from people never assisted before. The councilor: “These are precarious workers, carers and workers left without income”
«Yes, because we are talking first of all of families forced to measure themselves with the social and economic consequences due to the coronavirus emergency – explains Councilor Caprini – it should be taken into account that during the second Bonus Expenditure call, 841 total applications were received, of which 117 excluded because they were not resident, or because they had already benefited from the 1st call, 225 excluded due to lack of requirements, 23 withdrawals, 474 admitted, of which, however, only 224 can be financed “.
With the first call, which could count on state funding in addition to the municipal one, over a thousand people were helped. In all, the beneficiaries are around 1,500.
How many of these are identifiable as households or individuals who entered the radar of social services for the first time? There is no precise number yet, but the commissioner says that this component represents “a good part of those who applied”.In short, several hundred people.
“The requests for interviews with social workers have increased significantly, almost doubled, to the point that in order to be able to respond promptly to this surge in need we have simplified the procedures for both access and preliminary investigations – says the councilor – we will follow an extraordinary procedure throughout the month of June. With the funds available, we were able to accept half of the valid questions, setting priorities based on the level of difficulty registered. The groups that did not benefit from the bonus were directed to another help channel, inviting them to request an interview with the social workers. For example, we are talking about people who already lived in precarious working conditions before the outbreak of the pandemic: hiccups, irregular or irregular jobs, domestic workers and carers not in order. But also staff employed on the premises (especially in the restaurant sector) only on evenings or during peak periods.
The artisan and construction sector also sometimes resorts to this type of figure. Superprecari remained for two months without income and who can not count on layoffs or any savings.