The Departments of Social Services and Community Development organized a workshop for persons with disabilities under the theme “Empowering through Knowledge – Everyone Matters”, which took place on February 11 at the Mc Knight Community Centre.The workshop featured various topics including availability and accessibility to counselling services, accessibility to affordable houses by the National Housing Corporation (NHC), availability of benefits for persons with disabilities and the roles of Gender Affairs, Community Development and Social Services.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Community Development, Gender Affairs and Social Services, Janelle Lewis Tafari, said that the ministry is primarily responsible for the special subset of persons in the population who needs special care and attention which include persons with disabilities.
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