The Movement Bank opens a new service point in the city

Social Services. The service offers equipment for people with reduced mobility.

The municipal service offering free wheelchair loans and other support aids for people with reduced mobility is opening its second service point at C/ Leiva 41, in the district of Sants-Montjuïc.

The second service point run by the Movement Bank is in Sants-Montjuïc and is managed by the Associació Catalana La Llar de l’Afectat d’Esclerosi Múltiple, an ME sufferers support association which now joins in with a broader initiative involving the City Council and other entities such as the Banc Solidari de Material Ortopèdic, Nexe Fundació and the Cooperativa Alencop.

Since it set up its first service point in the district of Nou Barris in July last year, the service has become more professional and broadened its support for young children and adolescents. It has also consolidated free loan and pick-up services for support materials through the Cooperativa Alencop, as well as working as part of a network to improve referral protocols with health and social services areas.

The Movement Bank currently offers over 75 support materials and aids for young children and teenagers, compared to 40 last year. Alencop has also picked up donated equipment on 66 occasions and conducted 38 deliveries and pick-ups among service users. Similarly, equipment was loaned on 375 occasions and 291 donations were received in 2017, a service increase of 50% compared to last year.

The service

The Movement Bank works thanks to the solidarity of individuals and entities which donate products and equipment to be reused, such as crutches, wheelchairs and walking aids. Once they have been revised and approved for use, the items are made available to others who might need them.

Anyone interested in donating or requesting items should call 610 223 707 or send an email to bancdelmoviment@bcn.cat.