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Means testing for certain services in social services department to be introduced

 - Thursday, 04 April 2013, 10:08

by Jacob Borg

 

The department of social welfare standards is going to fall under the scrutiny of an operational committee in order to ensure that all the services offered are up to scratch.

Both the government and non-government organisations (NGO’s) will take an active part in monitoring the quality of the services offered by the department.

Minister for family and social solidarity Marie Louise Coleiro Preca said that the social policy information centre will be further bolstered.

A holistic audit of all the services offered by the department shall be undertaken. Ms Coleiro Preca explained that the audit will be an ongoing process and not just a once off.

Means testing for certain services such as ‘meals on wheel,’ will be introduced in order to reduce waiting lists. 

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Paul Shaw says:
04 April 2013 16:14

I thought they were going to reduce waiting lines by increasing efficiency and not eliminating people.

Does that mean that we now have to go to a Labour ministru in order to obtain a social service that is ours by right? Back to the eighties.

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John Zammit says:
04 April 2013 14:05

This sounds fishy.

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Richard Caruana says:
04 April 2013 13:05

And this is just the beginning... audit here and audit there.

Bet even free medicines will be means tested within a year or two.

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