Monday 12 November, 2018

Families receive grants for house repairs

Several families from across the country have received grant assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services, under its National Social Development Programme (NSDP).

In a brief ceremony at the Ministry’s Head Office in Port of Spain on Monday, the grants which amount to up to $15,000 for materials, were distributed.

Among the 21 recipients were also victims of natural or man-made disasters resulting from flood or fire damages.

The grant funding, which amounted to just over TT$300,000, will assist vulnerable households with minor structural repairs to their homes, such as the roof and flooring, as well as sanitary plumbing for new or improved water supply and the construction of indoor washroom facilities.

Some persons also received one – time assistance for rewiring of their homes.

Director of the Ministry’s National Social Development Programme, Patricia De Leon-Henry, said the Ministry was pleased to be able to provide the assistance to applicants who either were referred from the Social Welfare Division, or who would have applied as a result of a natural or man-made disaster.

De Leon-Henry said the NSDP Grant funding is aimed at improving the quality of life of citizens, which is consistent with the Ministry’s commitment to providing safe housing and building resilient families. 

She affirmed the Ministry’s commitment to continue working with the recipients towards an enhanced standard of living and their overall well-being.


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