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Durango launches the TaxiLagun service for the elderly

Jesus Carames

November 6, 2020 | 8:41 a.m.

Durango City Council launches 'Taxilagun' service for older people with mobility problems

The measure, demanded in the previous legislature by Herriaren Eskubidea through a motion that went unanimously, has a budget of 20.000 euros for 2020. The City Council will subsidize a maximum of 20 trips per person to the Landako and Herriko Gudarien health centers, as well as the Social Services on Bruno Mauricio Zabala street and the Municipal Center for the Elderly until the end of the year.

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Municipal officials have highlighted that it is a pioneering service in Durangaldea, since in other towns they only transport older people who live in rural areas. In Durango, on the contrary, the trips are also for people who live in the urban center and have mobility problems.

Most disadvantaged groups

“It is an old request from the group of older people, so we are glad that we can respond to their requests. Little by little we are launching projects included in the Government Plan and which try to help the most disadvantaged groups”, explained members of the Government Team.

People who meet the following requirements may submit an application and be beneficiaries of this service:

  • Be registered in the municipality of Durango at the time of submitting the application.
  • Meet any of the following conditions:

i) Have a mobility disability recognized by the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, requiring at least a mobility scale of 7 points, or the letters A,B,C,D for mobility.

ii) Be 76 years of age or older.

Applications may be submitted until December 11. To do this, an appointment must be made at the SAC through nfurones@durango.eus or by phone 94 603 00 00 or 94 465 70 91.

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