The new Minister of Social Policies of the Community of Madrid, Javier Luengo, start setting up your own equipment after the resignation of his predecessor Alberto Reyero, who resigned on October 2 after many tug of war with the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso and the Minister of Health, Enrique Ruiz Escudero, due to the crisis in the residences. Precisely, Luengo has appointed this Wednesday – and has been ratified by the Governing Council – Óscar Álvarez as the new general director of Disability, who already held a position in the Ministry as the head of residences and who resigned in June for “health reasons” in the middle of a fight with Health for the management of social and health centers during the worst of the pandemic.
Javier Luengo, the substitute for Citizens who inherits the most troubled area of the Ayuso Government
The counselor rescues Álvarez for his new cabinet as a way of “recognizing his dedication during the toughest months of the pandemic at the head of the Madrid Social Assistance Agency (AMAS),” explain sources in the area. His resignation for health reasons was due, they add, to an “beyond personal involvement” and meant “hard days.” “A job in which Álvarez was involved beyond the personal due to his relationship with the Agency where he began his career as director of public residences. These were hard days that led the former AMAS manager to resign for health reasons” , they expose from the area.
Álvarez has already recovered, these same sources say, and the counselor has asked him to return to the team to begin a new stage at the head of the General Directorate of Disability. “It is an area that Álvarez knows well since he has also directed the disability centers of the Madrid Social Assistance Agency,” they add.
It is not the only appointment. Despite the fact that Luengo had served as the vice-council of the area until his appointment as councilor last Wednesday, he is setting up his own team for the new stage of the Ministry. In addition to the appointment of Álvarez, the director has appointed Cristina López-Cobo Arroyo as the new general director of Equality.
López-Cobo also held a position in the cabinet of the counselor for Social Policies, Families, Equality and Natality, performing the functions of adviser in the area of Equality-Women. Her professional career before her arrival in politics focused on human resources in various law firms, among whose functions include advising on the inclusion of the gender perspective at the business level with policies that favor conciliation or equality plans .