Social Welfare & Community Development

Department of Social Welfare & Community Development

The Department of Social Welfare & Community Development assists the Assembly to formulate and implement social welfare and community development policies within the framework of national policy. It also coordinates and promotes social development programmes and policies to improve the welfare of people and communities in the Service.

The department represents the MMDAs and the regional planning units on issues pertaining to social and community development. It plans, initiates and coordinates community-based projects, day care centers and services for the rehabilitation of the physically challenged.

The Department by its mandate undertakes the following activities:

  • Facilitate community-based rehabilitation of persons with disabilities through the implementation of the 3% Common Fund allocated for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs);
  • Assist and facilitate provision of community care services including:
    • Implementation of the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) Programme;
    • Registration of persons with disabilities;
    • Hospital welfare services;
    • Assistance to the aged; and
    • Socio-economic and emotional stability in families;
  • Assist to maintain specialized residential services in the districts;
  • Facilitate the registration and supervision of non-governmental organizations and their activities in the district;
  • Promote and Protect the Rights of the Child, child survival and development, and elimination of child labour
  • Assist to organize community development programmes to improve and enrich rural life through:
    • Literacy and adult education;
    • Voluntary contribution and communal labour for the provision of facilities and services such as water, schools, library, community centres and public places of convenience or;
    • Teaching deprived or rural women in home management and child care.
    • Home science extension.
  • Promote Justice Administration including:
    • Protection of the rights of juveniles


Call us

(+233) – 200 – 822 – 110

Write to us

P.O. Box 9, Ejura – Ashanti, GH.