Umbria: agreement for the welfare of families

Protocol scheme with the Autonomous Province of Trento and membership of the national network of Family-Friendly Municipalities

(ANSA) – PERUGIA, NOVEMBER 16 – The Regional Government of Umbria, on the proposal of the Councilor for Health and Social Policies, Luca Coletto , has approved a draft Memorandum of Understanding with the Autonomous Province of Trento for the promotion and dissemination of good practices in the field of family welfare policies. The duration is three years.

“The Region of Umbria – explained Coletto – has launched various processes aimed at supporting a culture of promotion of families, also guaranteeing a good offer of services and interventions, starting from those for early childhood, to socio-educational and social assistance, which they provide support to families with the burden of caring for their most fragile components, such as the elderly, those with disabilities and those who are not self-sufficient”.

Precisely with the aim of increasingly improving the offer to families, the councilor – it is said in a statement from Palazzo Donini – said that “the candidacy process of the Region for joining the national network ‘Comuni friends of the family’, that is, a network of Municipalities and administrations which at a national level intend to promote policies for family well-being on the basis of the know-how developed by the Autonomous Province of Trento”.

ADHERENT MUNICIPALITIES : The Municipalities of Todi, Perugia, Città di Castello, Foligno, Castel Ritaldi, Marsciano, Umbertide, Torgiano, Spoleto, Bastia Umbra, Deruta, Collazzone, Acquasparta, Terni, Orvieto have already joined. In fact, the network is promoted by the Autonomous Province of Trento and, by joining it, one can become part of a cultural process of approaching, raising awareness and re-orienting the activities of the institutions to the needs and well-being of the families allowing the exchange of information, experiences and ideas, as well as to know and experiment with new policies, new organizational and welfare models.

The approval of the memorandum of understanding outline defines a relationship of mutual collaboration between the two administrations aimed at exchanging experiences gained in the promotion and implementation of good practices in the field of family policies that contribute to increasing well-being and social cohesion and bring territorial competitiveness and economic growth. The protocol envisages, as a means of implementation, the stipulation of an agreement between the two Administrations, with which the parties define the executive programme.

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