According to a statement from the municipality of the district of Faro, the unit, with a capacity of 43 beds, provides hygiene, medication, safety and four daily meals for two months, resulting in an investment of 50 thousand Euros.
In addition to accommodation, support is also provided to users for medical examinations and tests to covid-19, the services being operated in partnership with ABC - Algarve Biomedical Centre, of the Red Cross, C.A.S.A. - Homeless Support Centre and Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Albufeira.
According to the municipality, this temporary accommodation measure is part of “an unprecedented project at national level for the future rehabilitation of homeless people in the municipality” of Albufeira.
“This project is unprecedented in the country, as it aims to build a life project for the future rehabilitation of its users (…), a situation that I have been worrying about for a long time”, said the Mayor of Albufeira, José Carlos Roll (PSD), cited in the statement.
According to the mayor, the project "reflects not only the concern for all citizens who are homeless, but also for public health".
José Carlos Rolo adds that, “in addition to this, it is also a firm purpose to bet on a social reintegration of these people so that they may have a future with all the conditions of dignity and hope”.