Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced on Holy Thursday the hiring of 3,000 permanent employees to support the “Help at Home” program, known as ”Voitheia Sto Spiti,” the financing of which has been secured.
This scheme is a successful social-solidarity mechanism that offers valuable assistance to the elderly and those who cannot leave their homes for health or other reasons.
Employees of the ”Help at Home” scheme bring medicines, food, groceries, and anything else that those vulnerable groups need, to their homes.
Currently, with this unprecedented situation, in which millions of people are forced to remain inside their homes, this scheme is more needed than ever.
Είναι πολλές οι μάχες οι οποίες δίνονται στην πρώτη γραμμή και μία από αυτές είναι η μάχη που δίνει το “Βοήθεια στο Σπίτι”, το οποίο επιτελεί ένα αθόρυβο αλλά σπουδαίο έργο. Ενισχύουμε αυτό το σημαντικό έργο με την πρόσληψη 3.000 μόνιμων υπαλλήλων. https://t.co/6DXt6UhxMZ pic.twitter.com/z1Sj6y3OtN
— Prime Minister GR (@PrimeministerGR) April 16, 2020
PM Mitsotakis said that the strengthening of the program is not temporary but will continue after the end of the coronavirus crisis.
The Prime Minister congratulated Interior Minister Takis Theodorikakos, Kallithea Mayor Dimitris Karnavos, Social Policy Director Phoebe Theodosopoulos and employees of the program on their work during a conversation with them on Thursday.
Mitsotakis also congratulated all the other participants in the program, who take care of the distribution of food and medicine to more than 70,000 elderly and vulnerable citizens in 273 municipalities throughout Greece.