Milan says share a carer

Quality work in Milan at affordable prices.

Milan invites residents to sign up for a sharing scheme for carers, baby-sitters, cleaners, gardeners, pet-walkers, nurses, catch-up tuition and more, designed to make services available at affordable prices.

Called WeMI, the system is available on a dedicated website which provides domestic help by companies authorised and guaranteed by city hall.  WeMI is aimed in particular at condominiums or groups of colleagues in the same workplace, and designed to bring costs down, as well as promoting social contact.

At the seven WeMI centres across the city, residents can discuss their needs, meet representatives of the cooperatives and associations licensed to carry out the work,  and create groups or join groups which are already active.  The addresses of the centres are on the WeMI website.

WeMI operators pay particular attention to the needs of families: child care and help for the elderly.  They provide guidance on the city financial contributions available for families with small children – the Bebè Card – or with a non-self sufficient relative to care for – the BAF, or Buono Assisteneza Familiare.

WeMI also provides the Sicurezza d’Argento 24/7 monitoring system for the elderly living alone. It provides early warning of potential problems, and recently saved the life of a 76-year-old who suffered a stroke by alerting the emergency services.