LifestyleLocalNews Social Welfare Division Streamlines Assistance Programmes by: – December 17, 2019 359 Views one comment Share Share Chief Welfare Officer, Leroy Morvan says the process of acquiring public assistance will soon be more streamlined with the establishment of a record of public assistance.A document is has been drafted with guidelines that would rectify the issue of welfare officers having differing views of who qualifies for assistance.Morvan said, “After Hurricane Maria, when UNICEF came onboard, they found some loopholes in the public assistance programme. They founded the public Assistance Operation Manual. It is still in draft form, and has been presented for Cabinet’s approval. This manual would be a guide: who should qualify, who should not qualify, among other things. So the manual would help guide officers as to how they go about doing investigation for public assistance, and even to investigate child care matters.”The Chief Welfare Officer says following approval from Cabinet, each welfare officer will be asking the same questions, and seeking the same indications in determining the applicants who qualify for public assistance.There is also a project through which all forms of government welfare will have the same database and public assistance will be recorded.Morvan explained, “We are developing our database system, and information management system. The information we will getting will be placed in our system, and we will be able to bettertrack persons who are on public assistance.“What we are trying to do, after we update, or have our system fully operational, we would like it to be linked with other social programmes islandwide. For instance, Education Trust would have their own system. So they could be linked and no one person could benefit from all the programs at the same time.” Tweet Sharing is caring! Share
By Josh ReynoldsSTUART, Iowa (Aug. 30) – Regular season number 54 came to a close Sunday at Stuart Speedway with the crowning of five track champions.John Gill, Kody Havens, Brian Blessington, John Watson and Nick Roberts were the race winners on Plowman/Stanley Trenching Season Championship night with Jacob Reiter, Clint Luellen, Marcus Fagan, Watson and Roberts capturing the unofficial track titles.The closest point battle of the season belonged to the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks as Watson owned a three-point advantage coming into the night over Austin Luellen. Watson endured no drama on this night as he set sail and led every lap to take the win and the championship. Buck Schafroth finished second with Luellen third.Roberts captured the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified finale and the track title ahead of Josh Gilman. Fagan ran a close second to Blessington while wrapping up the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car title.Havens made his way to the front of the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod field on the fifth lap. Luellen accepted the back row challenge and was in second by lap eight. He was unable to catch Havens, however, and Jerry Hinton took the runner-up spot away on the 19th circuit.Gill took over the lead on lap six on his way to the Mach-1 Sport Compact laurels. Reiter reigned as track champion.