THE municipality of Huércal-Overa has granted the use of the municipal pool, free of charge, to several associations of people with disabilities.
The Association of Persons with Disabilities Virgen del Río, Andalusian Foundation for Social Integration of the Mentally Ill (FAISEM), Virgen del Río Occupational Centre and Fibromialgia Association are all set to benefit.
The aim of the proposal is allow carers and those with disabilities to take a bath while benefiting from the advantages of hydrotherapy in the hot months of July and August. Specific time in the pool is also something more difficult to organise in the summer months for disabled users.
The councilor of the area, Mónica Sánchez, explained that “one year more we cede the use of the pool to different Associations and Centres. What may seem like a small gesture to them is a lot, their faces of joy and enthusiasm when they are in the pool say it all.”
Sánchez said that the municipal swimming pool is accessible to everyone because it has a crane that “allows the bathing area to be accessible to everyone, regardless of having reduced mobility, thus favouring equality of all our neighbours.”