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Factsheet for measure ES-2020-12/500 – measures in Spain
|Country||Spain , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 17 March 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Measures to prevent social hardship
– Protection of vulnerable groups (beyond employment support)
|Author||Carlos Molina (UAB)|
|Measure added||12 April 2020 (updated 17 October 2021)|
This policy measure aims to strengthen proximity services at home to guarantee care, support, connection to the environment, security and food, especially those aimed at the elderly, disabled or dependent, thus compensating for the closure of canteens, day centres, occupational centres and other similar services, considering the greater risk that these people assume in case of infection. These services include home assistance in all its forms and any other of a similar nature that is provided at the user's home.
€300 million will be allocated to this contingency fund. The fund is targeted to cover the following needs:
Other measures that the Autonomous Communities, in collaboration with the Social Services of local entities, consider essential and urgent to attend to especially vulnerable people due to this crisis, and are duly justified.
So far there is no estimation as to the number of workers / citizens benefiting from this measure.
|Does not apply to workers||Does not apply to businesses||
People in care facilities
Other social actors (e.g. NGOs)
Local / regional government
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Role||No involvement as case not in social partner domain||No involvement as case not in social partner domain|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners were not involved in this policy measure, as it is not directly related to labour relations.
Social partners were supportive of this measure.
Eurofound (2020), Contingency fund to protect the elderly dependent, disabled and homeless persons, measure ES-2020-12/500 (measures in Spain), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/ES-2020-12_500.html
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