SOCIAL WELFARE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

                                           Vulnerable hotline:     0561572289

The Core mandates of the department are as follows;

  1. Assist the Assembly in the formulation and implementation of social welfare and community development policies within the framework of national policy.
  2. Facilitate community–based rehabilitation of persons with disabilities.
  3. Assist and facilitate the provision of community care services which include;
  • Registration of persons with disabilities
  • Assistance to the aged
  • Hospital Welfare Services
  • Assistance to Child Survival and Development
  • Emotional and Socio-economic stability in families

     

FUNCTIONS SPECIFIC TO THE SOCIAL WELFARE UNIT

  1. CHILD RIGHTS PROMOTION AND PROTETION
  • Child and family welfare support

          (CASE MANAGEMENT)

  1. Maintenance cases
  2. General welfare
  • Child custody cases
  • Monitoring and licensing of residential home for children
  • Monitoring and registration of Early Childhood Development Centres
  1. JUSTICE ADMINISTRATION
  • Care order
  • Representation of the Juvenile and Family Court
  1.    COMMUNITY CARE
  • Disability fund
  • Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP)

FUNCTIONS SPECIFIC TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT UNIT

  • Support extension services and mobilization
  • Disseminates information through study groups and mass meetings
  • Provide community education and mobilization
  • Offer employable and sustainable skills training skills for unemployed women and the youth
  • Assist communities to undertake self-help community initiated development projects
  • Conduct mass education campaigns
  • Train rural or vulnerable women in entrepreneur and home management skills