Ministry claims three programs will improve access to state support

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    Three initiatives have been announced by the Social Development Ministry aimed at improving access to state support.

    This is according to a media release from the ministry which notes that a Social Support and Empowerment Unit will be set up.

    The SSE is expected to create a database which connects applicants to the required relief and support.

    It says this body will also be a primary information source and central repository on existing social programmes and application processes.

    Another program in the ministry’s pipeline is STEP-UP, which seeks to help families eventually graduate from State support.

    The release says the ministry will also continue the digitization of its systems to improve access to programmes and services.