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Disabled persons urged to register with council

Published: Wednesday December 25, 2013 | 12:38 pm Comments 0
Christine Hendricks of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities greets Dr Hixwell Douglas, education officer with the Ministry of Education, at the Falling Through the Cracks conference on April 6. - File
Christine Hendricks of the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities greets Dr Hixwell Douglas, education officer with the Ministry of Education, at the Falling Through the Cracks conference on April 6. - File

Persons with disabilities are being encouraged to register with the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities so that they can access benefits to help better their lives.

Executive director of the council, Christine Hendricks, is making a special appeal to those living in rural Jamaica.

Noting that unemployed is a serious challenge for persons living with disabilities, Hendricks said the agency provides funding, as well as other intervention initiatives through its Economic Empowerment Grant and Assistive Aid programmes.

She said among the range of services provided are grants for starting a small business, paying bills, education and to acquire personal-care items such as hearing aid and prosthesis.

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