Experts from Diakonie Bayern draw a “mixed assessment” of the coalition agreement between the CSU and Free Voters. From a socio-political perspective, for example, they rated the projects to improve care as positive, the Diakonie announced on Tuesday. Diakonie criticizes, among other things, aid for the unemployed and the issue of migration.
According to the statement, nursing takes up a lot of space and the shortage of skilled workers is rightly complained about. “However, we need many more concrete measures to cover the personnel needs. There is a lack of convincing concepts and innovative solutions,” writes the President of Diakonie Bayern, Sabine Weingärtner, in the foreword to the text, which is entitled “How social is Bavaria ( still)?” carries.
Weingärtner continues that she is pleased that the Bavarian state government wants to take action against poverty and support food banks and train station missions. Such financial help is urgently needed in many other areas of social work in order to be able to maintain Diakonie’s services in the future.
When it comes to migration, however, the state government’s over-focus on returns is misleading. “It is often overlooked: people are fleeing war and crisis areas because of injustice, persecution and violence,” says the position paper. The majority of asylum seekers therefore receive protection status and thus the right to remain. Diakonie rejects the coalition’s efforts to provide benefits in kind for asylum seekers.
When it comes to helping the unemployed, Diakonie notes that the weaker people are hardly taken into account. Qualifications for the long-term unemployed remained unmentioned and the digitalization of all offices should be pushed “without taking into account the people who are thereby excluded from participation.”