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MINISTRY ADDRESSES CONCERNS SURROUNDING SOCIAL SERVICE GRANTS

on Mon, 01/26/2015 - 13:23

January 26th, 2015 – On Saturday January 24th, The Trinidad and Tobago Newsday wrote an editorial titled “Too careless with Grants,” which highlighted concerns with some of the grants being distributed by the Ministry of the People and Social Development. The Ministry of the People and Social Development wishes to advise that recipients of the Senior Citizens Pension did receive the promised $500 increase, along with any arrears of payment to which they were entitled, from January 1st, 2015.

 

The Ministry can also confirm that recipients of the the Disability and Public Assistance Grants

MINISTRY OF THE PEOPLE HOSTS CONSULTATION WITH NGO COMMUNITY ON CENTRE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:41

January 22nd 2015 – On Wednesday January 21st the Ministry of the People and Social Development met with several Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), representing persons with disabilities to discuss the way forward for the National Enrichment and Empowerment Centre (NEEC) at Carlsen Field, Chaguanas. The centre will provide rehabilitative services, vocational training and employment, facilitate independent life skills programmes and socially interactive activities.

 

The discussion was the first in a series of consultations that will be organized in an effort to operationalize the centre

ICT for Seniors - Sangre Grande

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

View Directions from Valencia Junction to Valencia Recreation Ground here.

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

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