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ICT for Seniors - Sangre Grande

on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 13:17

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Carapichaima benefits from social services

on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 13:12

Land leases, medical supplies and permanent food cards were dished out to Carapichaima residents via the Ministry of the People and Social Development’s Direct Impact programme.

Blood glucose kits and multivitamins were also given out by Physician Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 

Some 800 residents participated in services offered by the programme which was hosted by the ministry’s People’s Issues Resolution Co- ordinating Unit, at the Carapichaima Carnival site, Wyaby Road, Carapichaima, last Tuesday. 

Several internal and external agencies including TTEC, Fire Services, Childline, the HIV Awareness

Ministry officials assess flood damage

on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:36

TEAMS from the Ministry of the People were despatched on the weekend to begin systematic assessment of persons affected by three days of torrential rainfall and whose homes and properties were severely damaged.

As of 8 am on Saturday, personnel from the Ministry’s Social Welfare Division, TT (Food) Card, the Main Peoples Issues Resolution Coordinating Unit (M-PIRCU) as well as the Disaster Response Unit went to the following areas: Piarco, Cunupia, Rio Claro, Mayaro, Manzanilla, Sangre Grande and Toco. 

In some areas Ministry personnel have been visiting residents since the downpour last week

Government seeks to improve needs of disabled

on Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:33

The World Health Organisation estimates that around 15 per cent of the world’s population or approximately one billion people live with disabilities. In T&T however, there is no mechanism to gather information on disabilities, including the nature and incidence. 

This lack of clear data poses a serious challenge as the Government seeks to improve the delivery of social services to people with disabilities.