Social Development

The Social Welfare and Community Development Department assist the Assembly to formulate and implement social welfare and community development policies within the framework of national policy.

The Department:

(a) facilitate community-based rehabilitation of persons with disabilities;

(b) assist and facilitate provision of community care services including: registration of persons with disabilities; assistance to the aged; personal. social welfare services; hospital welfare services; assistance to street children, child survival and development; and socio-economic and emotional stability in families;

(c) assist to maintain specialized residential services in the districts;

(d) facilitate the registration and supervision of non-governmental organizations and their activities in the district;

(e) assist to organize community development programmes to improve and enrich rural life through: Literacy and adult education classes; Voluntary contribution and communal labour for the provision of facilities and services such as water, schools, library, community centres and public places of convenience or; teaching deprived or rural women in home management and child care.