July 17, 2021 8:45 am
Roma Capitale starts the distribution of 600 support kits for destitute prisoners, containing soap, linen and other basic necessities. The initiative adds an extra action within the commitment put in place by the Administration for the prison population, their families and people subjected to public utility works, through a dedicated service entrusted with a tender.
Each kit purchased contains a toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, shower shoes, shower-shampoo, underwear, t-shirt and sweatshirt or fleece, plus deodorant and hand soap.
The distribution will take place within the institutions present in the city, through the operators of the Social Secretariat Service belonging to the Department of Social Policies of Roma Capitale, who will deliver the kits to the beneficiaries identified from time to time in collaboration with the Educational and Treatment Areas. .
“The commitment to support people in conditions of fragility is maximum. With this initiative we are going to strengthen support for people who find themselves without support, guaranteeing proximity and basic necessities ”, said the mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi.
“Being present and close to people without a support network and in conditions of fragility is an absolute priority that we pursue as an Administration. With initiatives like this we guarantee practical support through the provision of basic necessities and at the same time we give an important signal of closeness to the person. We are there and with this spirit we wanted to invest strongly in projects of aid, accompaniment and social and work reintegration for those in need ”, says Veronica Mammì, councilor for Person, School and Solidarity Community of Rome Capital.
“Another important step to support the many suffering humanity that enters prison and has no references in the territory”, declares Gabriella Stramaccioni, the guarantor of the rights of people deprived of personal freedom of Roma Capitale.