Speech of the Nineteenth Vice-President of the COM
Ceremony of Greetings 2015 Good morning to all of you. First of all, allow me to greet you and especially thank you for your participation in this traditional ceremony of presenting the wishes of the community for the year 2015. It is a great moment for me, along with my elected colleagues, to report on my daily activities and the progress of the projects supported by our community. As Vice-President of the Solidarity and Families Pole for nearly three years, I have committed myself to defining the priorities in favor of all those who are vulnerable or vulnerable; Women, men and families affected by age, illness, disability, precariousness, unemployment, accidents of life ....
It is a privilege to work in the field of solidarity but also a very heavy burden in a complex international environment, a degraded national socio-economic context and a community whose financial difficulties represent both a straitjacket and a challenge . The needs of the population are legitimate and the expectations increasingly strong in our territory. The community must ensure territorial social cohesion by generating the necessary solidarities and ensuring that they are coordinated with the policies pursued by other actors (state, social welfare bodies, associations, etc.). It must also be combined with the other sectoral policies of education, integration, economy, culture, tourism and spatial planning ... with which it interacts in a logic of development sustainable. Cross-functional work represents, for me, a principle of action that can not be ignored, a source of innovation and optimization.
In this sense, we must be realistic, pragmatic and responsible and have the political courage to make decisions that are unpopular but inevitable if we are to guarantee the benefits for the poorest while at the same time allowing tomorrow's economic growth and employment. Our community spends the largest share of its budget on social spending like the RSA which it is no longer able to finance and which represents an unsustainable fiscal gap. A deliberation of the request for empowerment of the RSA was voted by the territorial council several months ago to adapt the device to the specificities of our territory. We are still waiting for an answer as the debt grows inexorably ....
My unwavering commitment is part of this crossroads of paths and requirements; The implementation of social policies on the different axes of the territorial scheme; Autonomy, childhood, social cohesion but also in prevention and health, optimizing spending, prioritizing actions in the light of today's and tomorrow's needs and rightfulness. If the crisis stimulates a natural generosity towards the poorest, it forces us to question social assistance and policies insofar as they influence opportunistic behavior on the part of some recipients. The preamble to the Constitution introduces the right to the individual and an obligation of society, but it also asserts the individual duties such as that of working to claim unemployment compensation. Situations of abuse exist in our territory, they are unacceptable and require reinforced controls which I do not wish to see as a risk of instilling distrust but as a means of strengthening the rights of those who need action public. A dedicated control team will be dedicated to this mission.
In the field of autonomy, the ambitious and structuring project of the medico-social center was finalized and sent to the ARS for its registration with the PRIAC and thus obtain the necessary funding for its realization. In total, it should represent a capacity of 139 places including 72 for the elderly and 99 for the disabled. Different establishments will offer a real life course: EHPAD with Alzheimer's reception and temporary reception, IME, MAS, Foyer of life, CAMPS ... This ambitious project will finally answer the needs of a population left too long in the confusion of a lack of Solutions for their loved ones. It will be ambitious in an innovative design to pool functional means and minimize operating costs. In home maintenance, the introduction of pre-financed checks will make the aid more effective. Awareness campaigns will be extended to families and caregivers and I invite you to take the 25 next March for a symposium on Alzheimer's disease. The Territorial Pensioners and Elderly Committee (COTERPA) will also be set up, so that our elders can be fully involved as resource and user players in the policies and actions that concern them.
As for the child and family axis, a restructuring of the child welfare system was initiated by the transfer of personnel from the former MDE branch to the 1E January. The aim is to strengthen the action taken in the care of children and families and to develop a genuine prevention policy by encouraging parenting activities in a space identified as such. By and for all concerned actors of the territory, it will have the ambition to raise awareness of educational responsibilities and to contribute to the accompaniment of families in their duties; Information meetings, group discussions, workshops, reparentalisation, mediation, .... In addition, and to illustrate this transversality desired by all the directorates, the Pôle Solidarité et Famille will pilot the axis of intrafamilial violence within the framework of the action plan of the CLSPD conducted with the state.
Interdepartmental Program for Handicaping and Loss of Autonomy The CRIP, an essential tool in the field of children at risk, has revealed in 2014 its effectiveness and its essential place in our childhood policy. Its action will be extended by an observatory for children in danger. Family planning will be reactivated to also respond, in the field of prevention, to the needs identified with young people and women. In the vast field of social cohesion, whose outlines remain determined by those of the other fields with which it is articulated in complementarity, the policy already mentioned in the field of RSA must be extended to actions instituting genuine territorial reform In terms of minimum income. An operational and legal audit was launched and finalized at the end of 2013, which advocated a range of measures that I defended with the two successive overseas ministers in 2014 and to which they respectively gave an interested and positive listening . Once the empowerment is given to us, the reform will have to be quickly reopened in order to adapt the system in its different meanings for the implementation of a policy of just justice with the services of the State, CAF and Pôle Emploi.
In terms of social inclusion, a partnership with ADIL was formalized in 2014 so that Saint-Martin's could be better informed and advised on housing and housing issues. A new housing assistance service will need to be put in place for modest homeowners to prevent and combat unsafe housing. Finally, and because prevention and access to health are intimately linked to social inequalities in health, and we are directly involved in medico-social action, this essential segment of public action in the Of the population was particularly invested in 2014 through the CLS (local health contract) and PLS (Plan Santé Jeunes).
In a reciprocal engagement with the ARS in response to a diagnosis made on the specific needs of the territory, the cluster will pilot the device on 3 components: -The implementation of screening measures for developmental disorders in children and Behavior in the elderly. -The implementation of the guidelines of the Youth Health Plan of Saint-Martin -The creation of a Medico-Social Pole The state will lead the 3 priorities that are:
-Nutrition and fight against overweight and obesity
-The prevention of human diseases transmitted by mosquitoes
-The establishment of a Local Council on Mental Health (CLSM)
The PSJ, will concern the 6-25 years, and will focus mainly on risk behaviors, the promotion of good eating habits, prevention of the suicidal crisis and the psychic suffering as well as the addictive practices ". It will include a series of measures to better protect the health of young people through 7 orientations:
- Access to rights with the project to create a Youth Health Area and reflection on the establishment of a "young passport"
-Nutrition and the fight against obesity and overweight,
- Sexual and maternal health,
- The addictive behaviors,
- Immunization coverage.
Access to services is also a major challenge in the fight against inequalities and the satisfaction of users. The MSF of Sandy Ground will be moved in spaces more adapted to a quality reception and a permanence should be able to be held in Grand Case where the presence of the PSF is lacking. Finally, the Pôle Solidarité et Famille will be relocated to a new administrative center shared with Pôle Emploi; The agents currently dispersed for reasons of contingency will find working conditions more in line with their organization and for the satisfaction of the public.
Conclusion As you can see, in 2015 projects are numerous and significant in building solidarity based on shared values and revisited in terms of inter-generationality, more readable family policy, support for parenthood, effective prevention , Home maintenance, accommodation, proximity, partnership and transversality. If social spending represents a massive collective effort, it must also be synonymous with productive investment for the benefit and future of all. I want to personally thank all those, partners, professionals, collaborators, local and institutional actors who are involved on a daily basis to build social citizenship without exclusion. I extend to the whole population and all of you my best wishes for happiness, health and prosperity for the 2015 year with a special emotional thought for those who are in pain.