The Malta Independent 21 May 2024, Tuesday
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Building in Paola handed over to Aġenzija Sapport by Lands Authority

Saturday, 20 April 2024, 10:09 Last update: about 1 month ago

‘Aġenzija Sapport’ will increase its services to people with disabilities and their families following an agreement which was signed with the Lands Authority. This agreement was to formally pass on a building in Paola to ‘Aġenzija Sapport’, a government statement said.

This site, where currently Aġenzija Sapport is offering its service as a Day Centre for 37 people with disabilities, will include more facilities inside and outside, the statement said. This will allow the agency to better its provision of service offered, with innovative programmes aimed for people with disabilities.

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Minister for Inclusion and Voluntary Sector, Julia Farrugia Portelli, explained that by this agreement more people with disability will be in a position to receive more help.

“The help, that is so crucial, that Aġenzija Sapport offers will be extended to more vulnerable people. This government has the development of people with disability at heart and will continue to invest in the necessary resources to sustain the people with disability with every help they require”, Farugia Portelli said.

Minister for Lands and the Implementation of the Electoral Programme, Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, explained that the Lands Authority, as it is already doing with various local councils, is providing support to Aġenzija Sapport.

“Through an agreement like this, more buildings and public land are going to be used for the benefit of our communities where various services, provided by the government, are offered, as in this case, to people with disability and their relatives,” Zrinzo Azzopardi said.

The Chief Executive of Aġenzija Sapport, Oliver Scicluna, referred to this agreement as another investment, not only for the agency but also for those who are or will make use of the facilities.

“This is another step in the agency’s journey of its commitment to strengthen services in the community, make them more accessible whilst ascertaining that the services are given in a modern environment,” Scicluna said.

The Chief Executive of the Lands Authority, Robert Vella, acknowledged that the Authority is once again doing its utmost to hand over buildings to government entities with the aim of developing worthwhile projects for the good of the community.

 

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