There is an agreement a Memorandum of Understanding is required to establish governance structure, administration and operationalizing of the grants and servicesprovided by the government.
This position was agreed upon during a follow-up meeting between the Minister of Social Development and Family Services, Donna Cox, today and Secretary of Health, Wellness and Family Development, Tracy Davidson-Celestine.
In a media release the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services says this move is necessary to avoid duplication of efforts; and well as to prevent persons from double-dipping when it comes to government funding.
Minister Cox says the implementation of the Integrated Service Enterprise Management System will see a coming together of Government services through a one-stop-shop, one door policy.
The Ministry says the meeting also provided an opportunity for the exchange of information and initiatives aimed at addressing street dwellers, older persons and persons with disabilities.
The Ministry says it was agreed by all greater engagement of NGOs, FBOs and CBOs was vital in achieving a more responsive and multi-dimensional delivery of social services.