Social Development Ministry sensitises HDC's social and community officers
Cross-communication and sharing of information among similar service is essential so that the necessary services can be conveyed to ensure those who need it most has access to it. This is what is being done through the Ministry’s Public Information Education and Sensitization Sessions, the latest conducted in collaboration with staff of the Social and Community Relations Department of the Trinidad and Tobago Housing Development Corporation (HDC) on Friday 14th September, 2018.
The visit was planned in response to a request by Senior Manager, Allocations & Settlements, Jeremy Campbell who during brief his remarks indicated that the HDC was unaware of the programmes and services and that there are several HDC communities that can benefit from the Ministry’s programmes and services.
During the sessions, participants obtained the opportunity to provide feedback and recommendations for greater collaboration. Stories and resources were shared as everyone sought to provide recommendations for improved service delivery. Among the Units represented at the session included representatives of the Social Welfare Division, National Family Services Division, Disability Affairs Unit Geriatric Adolescent Partnership Programme, and the National Social Development Programme (NSDP), where the SEED Programme, as well as grants for housing repairs, sanitary plumbing and electrical wiring were highlighted.
The Public Information and Education Sensitization (PIES) session which began in January 2017, aims to at sharing information on the Ministry’s programmes and services and how these could be accessed so that the much needed information required to facilitate easy access the its programmes and services can be conveyed to the vulnerable. Organizations requiring a PIES session can contact the Ministry of Social Development and Family Service’s Communication Unit.