Department of Social Welfare and Community Development

Mr. James B. Fankey

Head, Department of Social Welfare and Community Development

Department of Social Welfare and Community DevelopmentD

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

  • facilitate community-based rehabilitation of persons with disabilities;
  • 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;
  • assist to maintain specialized residential services in the districts; and
  • facilitate the registration and supervision of non-governmental organizations and their activities in the district;
  • 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 and; teaching deprived or rural women in home management and child care.

List of Social Services Rendered

The List of Social Services Rendered are:

  • Child Maintenance
  • Social Enquiry Report for Juveniles
  • Care for Abandoned/Motherless Children
  • Prison After Care Services
  • Support for People with Disability
  • Care of Destitute
  • Family Reconciliations
  • Counselling and Psychosocial Services
  • Education and Awareness Creation
  • Responding to Clients in crisis situations
  • Identifying and Helping those in need
  • Social Skills Training