Roger recently attended a presentation at the Consell Insular of Menorca. The President of the Consell gave thanks to Age Concern for their support for the Women’s Refuge on Menorca
President of the Consell Insular of Menorca, made the following speech:
The Consell, as Island Council, has a firm compromise with women and their children who are suffering from abuse, in what ever form.
In 2001 the Consell set up the refuge, providing these women and their children a safe environment to recover from violence and , with the help of professionals, start a new life. Professionals from the Women’s Centre provide psychological treatment, legal and social advice, and the monitors from the refuge, company and support. All this is fundamental to help these women through the tough experience and recovery of abuse. The professional approach is highly necessary but, your support offers the the refuge a quality bonus; a special Christmas lunch, new bunk beds, new bed linen, summer school for the children, children’s clothes, birthday presents, furniture when they leave the refuge to their own new home, etc… For all this and other help that I haven’t mentioned, I, as President of the Consell, Maria Cabrisas as Consellera and Barbara as director of the Social Department, would like to thank you very much for your support , contributing to help women and children recover their life’s free of fear”.
President of the Consell Insular of Menorca