COCEMFE SEVILLA CELEBRATED THE DISABILITY DAY
COCEMFE SEVILLA CELEBRATED THE DISABILITY DAY, PRESENTING THE RE-ADJUSTING TO LIFE GUIDE . THIS ONLINE GUIDE ALLOWS TO PERSONS WITH ACQUIRED DISABILITIES TO ACCESS THE RESOURCES FOR THEIR SOCIAL INCLUSION
-This event was hosted by COCEMFE Sevilla and many stakeholders participated in it, as for example the mayor of Seville and many other municipalities from Seville province-
The Provincial Federation of Associations of People with Physical and Organic Disabilities of Seville (COCEMFE Seville) celebrated on 3rd December the International and European Day of People with Disabilities, with the collaboration of the Municipality of Seville, the Provincial Council of Seville and the Andalusian Government. The aim of this event was to present the final results of the Re-adjusting to Life project and the online guide produced within it. This online guide offers resources and support for people with acquired disabilities and their families. Also, this event offered new opportunities for alliances and cooperation between local administrations to provide resources that promote inclusion, analyse the reality and propose new projects.
The event was held at the AC Hotel Sevilla Forum and was attended by the Mayor of Seville, Antonio Muñoz; the Deputy for Social Cohesion and Equality of the Seville Provincial Council, Rocío Sutil; and the territorial delegate for Social Inclusion, Youth, Families and Equality of the Andalusian Regional Government in Seville, Rocío Barragán. Also present was the Deputy Mayor and Delegate for Urban Habitat and Social Cohesion of the Seville City Council, Juan Manuel Flores.
The meeting was attended by almost fifty people, including authorities from almost twenty municipalities in the province of Seville, representatives of social entities and people with disabilities. During the opening of the event, the member of the board of COCEMFE Seville, Nieves Márquez, read the manifesto, which it was interpreted in sign language. This manifesto declares the need to promote social and health coordination and claims for a change in the concept of care; as well as to advance in the rural area to ensure the provision of services that improve the quality of life of people with disabilities living there.
The president of COCEMFE Seville, Juan José Lara, emphasised the importance of universal accessibility to facilitate and normalise the daily lives of people with disabilities, and stressed the need for political will to achieve this. He also stressed the need for coordination with the institutions to speed up management in order to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable groups.