Theoretically, he has until Monday to leave the two-by-two-meter hut where he has been living since March in the Camping Nauta, in Guarguacho, paid as emergency aid by Social Services of the Arona City Council.
Janet She received this accommodation resource after being evicted from her apartment in La Camella -eight years without paying the rent- and since then she has lived in the campsite with her daughter under 14 years old, recently operated on for acute appendicitis in Hospiten. “I can’t go back with my daughter to a place full of flies and where the toilets are communal,” said the mother, who was also recently operated on for an intestinal problem on May 10.
The problem, according to Janet, is that she also has to leave the house with two bunk beds and little else, because “the City Council does not pay the rent, which for social action they leave it at 17 euros a day instead of the 40 that are normally charged ”.
Janet denounces that neither Mayor Mena, “whom I have known since I was little and I have voted for him,” nor Social services, Elena Cabello, “they welcome me”, also adding that “the councilor has me blocked on her phone.”
From the City Council – Councilor Cabello does not respond – they recall that this neighbor has received several grants and has even worked in a cleaning and social employment joint venture, while currently she charges a PCI of 323 euros, “when I spend more than 100 on medicines and they don’t even give me a bus voucher for my daughter to go to high school ”. Janet, however, comments that the mayor promised her a place in the Los Cristianos nursing home, as a dependency assistant, but that it was never created.
The only contact that Janet maintains with the town hall is through a social worker, but she regrets that knowing her daughter’s situation “she didn’t even call me”, beyond having offered her an alternative in Cabo Blanco, to live with a man 92-year-old who could take care of, after the intervention of Antonella Alliotti, councilor of Sí Podemos. Although until yesterday he had said that “how am I going to live with that man and that I could fall down a ladder”, in the end he has accepted the proposal as they are independent houses where he can live with his daughter and incidentally take care of the old man.
He had previously ruled out the idea of moving to Ofra, in Santa Cruz, a housing alternative offered by Caritas. “My daughter is studying in Arona and does not want to move from here,” he said.