La Cordata comes up wth community welfare policies and projects which take shape in the macro areas of services to individuals and development of the local community.

This is a participative welfare which, starting from the resources, meets the needs of the various components of the community. It is a community welfare for an accessible metropolis. Working together with associations or, more in general, with social groups in the area, each initiative involves building common platforms for all these players to work towards shared objectives in a positive perspective which underlines the wellbeing and the dimension of encounter for all those living in our urban areas.

“Ours is a social intervention”, says President Claudio Bossi, “We are an organisation that promotes the wellbeing of local communities, as stated in article 1 of law 381 on social cooperation, and therefore we have a public function even though we are a private enterprise. Our activities impact on the public sector and the common good”.

The social transformations which have taken place in recent years have obliged La Cordata to change course and offer projects which can go hand in hand with the traditional welfare model, focusing on a personalised response to needs, towards an approach which sees the territory as a place of synthesis and integration of the diverse policies for governing the city.

It is necessary to fit the treatment of specific needs into a transversal global perspective which activates and consolidates the social bonds in the collectivity as a whole, in a community welfare where the wellbeing of individuals is based on the socialisation of needs and the integration of resources present in the local community, whether these be people, families, informal groups, organised groups or institutions. We need to allow the local communities to play the leading role in order to facilitate cohesion and therefore wellbeing.

In order to foster this approach, we need to identify those instruments present in each area which are capable of generating processes of protagonism and responsibility in the local communities.