3,700 individuals making use of Home Help service, waiting list reduced
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In a visit to a family making use of the Home Help Service, the Parliamentary Secretary for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Active Ageing Justyne Caruana, said that through the new systems and the changes made within the service, today all those people who have been approved for the service, are now making use of it, and any remaining are the cases that are still pending before the Board.
Dr Justyne Caruana said that, currently, approximately 3,700 individuals are making use of this service provided by the Government, she stressed the Government's commitment to strengthen services in the community, such as in this case, by improving services provided by the Home Help and, "at the same time, work is always ongoing to improve other community services provided by the Government for the elderly," Dr Caruana said..
She explained that this is done in compliance with the National Strategy for Active Ageing which was adopted by this Government, "among the main objectives, it aims to further promote independent living, particularly for the elderly living in the community."
Dr Caruana mentioned that by strengthening these services, the Government is helping the elderly to continue living in the community.
Dr Caruana thanked all the Home Help service workers who provide assistance to the elderly, and the staff at the Department for the Elderly and Community Care, who manage this service.