Departments and Entities

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​​​​​​​​​The main objective of the Active Ageing and Community Care (AACC)​ is that of transforming the society of ageing from one of dependency to active ageing, to enable independence and dignity with advancing age. As well, as providing Care Services in the community that assist older persons in ageing-in-place. The objective is largely preventive, involving all age groups in the process of ageing actively across the life course. Through the National Strategic Policy for Active Ageing: Malta 2014-2020​, Government commits itself towards achieving a society for all ages and ensuring that our nation adopts specific measures that will transform Malta into an age-friendly nation.​
Agenzija Sapport ICON, 70.png Aġenzija Sapp​ort​ is com​mitted to enhance the quality of life of persons with disability through innovative personalise​d support, expertise, and advocacy. The main objective is to provide people having a disability with support, so that they would be able to achieve independence to the best of their ability, continue living within the community and receive support as and when required.​Aġenzija Sapport became an autonomous agency through a Legal Notice (L.N. 104 of 2016).  
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The Commissioner for Children is responsible for the welfare and the protection of children, the promotion of children’s rights, ensuring the provision of necessary services for children and the participation of children. The office of the Commissioner for Children, acts as a focal point which monitors the current social and cultural situation in relation to children. The Children's Commissioner was established under the Commissioner for Children Act (Cap. 462.).
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The Commissioner for Older Persons is responsible to promote and safeguard the interests of older persons, and investigate any alleged breaches or potential infringements of the human rights of the older persons. The Commissioner for Older Persons was established under the Commissioner for Older Persons Act (Cap. 553.)​.
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The Commission for the Rights of Persons withDisability (CRPD) is committed to enable persons with disability reach their full potential in all aspects of life and enjoying a high quality of life thanks to equal opportunities. In fulfilling this mission, CRPD works to eliminate any form of social discrimination against persons with disability and their families while providing them with the necessary assistance and support. The Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability was established under the Equal Opportunities (Persons with Disability) Act (Cap. 413.).
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​​The Department of Social Security provides for two basic schemes, namely the Contributory Scheme and the Non-Contributory Scheme. The Social Security Act (Cap. 318.), forms the basis of two robust pillars on which benefits are paid. It is based on regular payments that covers residents for certain benefits in sickness and maternity, retirement, invalidity and widows, injury and occupational diseases, unemployment and family benefits.
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​​The Foundation for Social Welfare Services(FSWS) was established with responsibility in the fields of social services. The FSWS through Agenzija Appoġġ, Agenzija Sedqa and LEAP, provide comprehensive prevention, support, and treatment services within both the community and residential settings. Social workers and other professionals within dedicated service areas of these agencies, work with various target groups including children, families and adults in need, persons with addiction problems, and people at risk of poverty and social exclusion. The Foundation is governed by a Board consisting of a President and not less than four other members who are appointed by the Prime Minister from among persons, who can make a valid contribution to it through their experience in the fields of social welfare in general and social welfare research in particular.​
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The Housing Authority provides services to those who are seeking accommodation, support and assistance. In efforts to promote home ownership as well as improve the housing conditions in Malta, the Housing Authority has been developing, promoting and financing the development of housing estates and other residential accommodation. Through the provision of various schemes and initiatives targeting those who are most in need of its assistance, the Authority is committed towards improving the quality of life, whilst pursuing a better future for Maltese communities. The Housing Authority was established under the Housing Authority Act (Cap. 261.).
SCSA ICON, 70.png​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The role of the Social Care Standards Authority (SCSA) as a Regulatory Body is to improve quality and standards in social welfare services to protect and enhance the dignity, safety and welfare of all service users. This vision is to be achieved through support and regulation. Both service users and service providers will be actively involved in the ongoing process of standard development and improvement. The process of regulation is intended to be a positive experience, which is carried out through consultation, collaboration and dialogue. It is envisaged that through its operations, the Authority will positively influence social welfare practices and the qualitative development of services in the sector. The Social Care Standards Authority was established under Social Care Standards Authority Act (Cap. 582.).
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The Meeting Place provides NGOs working in the Education, Health and Social Sector with modern premises to hold meetings, AGMs, conferences, training and seminars. The premises are also intended to offer support and integration through public infrastructure and community base. This project was originated by the Marigold Foundation in collaboration with the Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds & Social Dialogue and the Foundation for Social Welfare Services within the Ministry for the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity.
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