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Caring Society

1.

Ensuring the current annual budgetary allocation for social care is tripled.

2.

Increasing the single parent per child allowance to MVR 3000 per child, up to a maximum of MVR 12,000.

3.

Establishing a state-of-the-art disability centre geared towards diagnosis support services and rehabilitation.

4.

Establishing a comprehensive psychiatric care hospital in Maldives.

5.

Ensuring a dignified old age for all, and establishing centres and services for elderly care and wellbeing in the north, south and central regions of the country.

6.

A Family for Every Child – ensuring that each child grows up within a family environment.

7.

Ensuring jobs for all people with special needs who seek employment.

8.

Introducing community service rehabilitation programmes to reduce delinquency and improving young offender rehabilitation and reintegration for petty and first-time offenders.

9.

Enhancing resources and strengthening mechanisms to cater for Students with Complex Learning Profiles (SCLP) and ensuring dedicated SEN teachers in all schools.

10.

Improving the condition of orphanages/care homes and increasing the number of trained child minders.

11.

Reforming the existing Family Act to plug all loopholes for circumventing child support, with rigid penalties including lengthy jail sentences and confiscation of assets.

12.

Ensuring persons with disabilities receive equal access to mainstream social protection programmes and services.

13.

Enhancing community involvement and stakeholders' collaboration to foster social harmony and welfare on the island and ensuring accountability of local councils.

14.

Enacting a comprehensive mental health legislation in the Maldives.

15.

Establishing a national centre to root-out gender-based violence, and providing timely, extensive support and assistance to victims.

16.

Functionalising of existing Amaan Hiya (State care protection centres) in each Atoll, and improving quality of service and management of these centres.

17.

Establishing a round-the-clock national mental health helpline, and expanding national mental health care services to drastically reduce waiting times and greatly improve access to psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors, therapists and social workers.

18.

Establishing a nationwide network for early identification of at-risk adolescents and teens with antisocial traits and related behavioural concerns, to enrol them immediately in programmes to help them integrate into society as law abiding and productive members of society.

19.

Prioritising persons with disabilities in all future housing schemes, with 500 guaranteed two-room apartments.

Progressive Party of Maldives17 October 2011

PPM

People's National Congress31 January 2019

PNC

  • PPM

    Progressive Party of Maldives
  • PNC

    People's National Congress