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  • The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is set to conduct the country’s first socio-economic survey on persons with disabilities (PWDs), as it works to improve service delivery to the group.
  • The survey, sponsored by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) and the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB), will commence later this month and will be executed over a six-week period.
  • Senior Social Worker at the Council, Jacqueline Bennett, told JIS News that the survey will generate useful data that will inform the plans of the Government as well as other international organisations.

The Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities (JCPD) is set to conduct the country’s first socio-economic survey on persons with disabilities (PWDs), as it works to improve service delivery to the group.

The survey, sponsored by the Government of Jamaica (GOJ) and the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB), will commence later this month and will be executed over a six-week period.

Senior Social Worker at the Council, Jacqueline Bennett, told JIS News that the survey will generate useful data that will inform the plans of the Government as well as other international organisations.

“It will be used as a guide for the Government of Jamaica and other agencies such as the World Bank and the World Health Organization. It will also inform policymakers and the relevant agencies of the socio-economic need of persons with disabilities in Jamaica,” she said.

Ms. Bennett informed that the survey is different from the JCPD’s regular registration process and is encouraging all PWDs to take part. In cases where persons are unable to participate due to the nature of their disability, caregivers will be asked to provide the required information.

“We are asking persons to participate so we can get a true understanding of what is out there, so we can give better service,” she said.

 

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