National Policy on People with Disabilities
During a recent visit to the Alpha Centre, Honourable Roosevelt Skerrit, Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Foreign Affairs and ICT, has announced that a national policy on people with disabilities is being formulated by the Government of Dominica.
The Prime Minister has stated that the policy is aimed at providing special care and assistance to those living with disabilities.
“We have captured some of them under the YES We Care programme but I believe because of the extent of the challenge something special has to be done for those who are affected in some way or another with some disability,” he noted.
He hinted at providing employment for the parents as a means of taking care of their children and providing home care for some of the people with disabilities.
On his last visit to the Alpha Centre, the Prime Minister also announced that the Government would cover the operating cost of the institution with immediate effect for an indefinite period.
He also announced a grant for individual students which would go towards transportation and the purchase of uniforms.