Name of your initiative:
Card Junta 65 - transport discounts and others benefits
Short name (acronym):
Website title and address: Tarjeta Junta 65
Which organization is submitting this initiative?:
The Agency of Social Services and Dependency of Andalusia. Public Agency that belongs to the Regional Ministry of Equality and Social Policies (Government of Andalusia)
Please specify in which regions/provinces: ESPAÑA›SUR›Andalucía
Region of Andalusia
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Please provide us with more details of this programme or strategy:
From the total amount of beneficiaries of the Card Junta 65, the average age is around 69 years old and there are slightly more number of women then men. The outreach programme is the discount in transports with more then 5.640.000 subsidized travels and 313.711 beneficiaries in 2014. The main displacements are made because of healthy reasons (42%), familiar reasons (34%) or for leisure (24%). From that figures, a percentage of 60% of the transport use has been made in a distance between 0-50 km., 20% of a distance between 50-100 km. and finally the other 20% of a distance of more then 100 km.
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Please give a summary of your initiative (in English):
The Junta 65 Card is a free document that is at the disposal of people over 65 years old provided by the Regional Ministry of Equality and Social Policies of the Government of Andalusia, through the Agency of Social Services and Dependency of Andalusia.
It is an ITC tool, provided with chip and magnetic stripe, about the services for elderly people, with no more formality. It was created in 2001 and it’s used for a period of 5 years. Its renovation is also free. With this card elderly people can enjoy of services and benefits in a very quickly and easy way: discounts, grants, access to programmes, etc.
Between these services the cardholders have a discount of a 50% in the public interurban transports of general and permanent use, with origin and destination inside the Andalusia Region, that are provided by the companies that have signed an agreement with the Agency of Social Services and Dependency of Andalusia.
Other services provided by the Junta 65 Card are in relation with the Tele-assistance Service in Andalusia, discounts in optical goods and hearing aids, legal advice service, dinning service, etc.
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Type of initiative: Public
Environment or setting of the initiative: Urban
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What triggered this initiative?:
The Law 2/1988 of Social Services of Andalusia, set a public system of social services in Andalusia, with the aim of putting at the disposal of Andalusian people the resources, actions and services for the achievement of the comprehensive development, as well as the prevention, treatment and elimination of situations that lead to marginalization.
In that way, the Law 6/1999 for the attention and protection of elderly people, guarantee a comprehensive system for the attention and protection of elderly people that give an answer to the planned, coordinated and global action for the physical, psychological and social wellbeing of elderly people.
Meanwhile, the Andalusia Government is aware of the social demands of elderly people, and has to give an answer to the services currently existing, adapting them the specific needs of the beneficiaries.
In that line, it was created the Card Junta 65 as an agile system of services for elderly people, by a single document, ending with a lot of formalities (Decree 76/2001).