DEPARTMENTS & OFFICIALLY APPOINTED BODIES
Aġenzija Sapport is committed to enhance the quality of life of persons with disability through innovative personalised support, expertise, and advocacy. The agency provide people having disability with support rather than care, so that they would be able to achieve independence to the best of their ability, continue living within the community and receive support as and when required.
The Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) is committed to rendering Maltese society an inclusive one, in a way that persons with disability reach their full potential in all aspects of life, enjoying a high quality of life thanks to equal opportunities. In fulfilling this mission, CRPD works in order to eliminate any form of direct or indirect social discrimination against persons with disability and their families, while providing them with the necessary assistance and support.
The Malta Council for the Voluntary Sectors is the sector’s “Operator” and aims to support the development of a more effective and efficient voluntary and community sector in Malta and Gozo through the delivery of a range of support and capacity building services including information, advice and training. Furthermore, MCVS administers and disburses the Sector’s financial assistance which is deemed essential for the operational and growth of the same sector. MCVS aims to support the development of a more influential and cohesive voluntary and community sector in Malta and Gozo by facilitating networking and partnership within the sector, and between the same sector and the private and public sectors.
The Office of the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations is the sector’s competent authority and legal “Regulator”. It was set up through the Voluntary Organisations Act 2007 with the task to strengthen the voluntary sector through various initiatives with the specific aim of promoting the good work of Voluntary Organisations as well as ensuring that Vos adhere to the VO act and to the related subsidiary legislation related to the sector. The office is responsible for VO enrolment and its ongoing compliance with the main goal to have knowledge-based, transparent, and accountable sector. Furthermore, since the office of the Commissioner is also the “Regulatory Authority responsible for this Sector”, it strives to monitor and supervise all VO activities of these organisations as well as supporting them.
The Office of the Guardianship Board provide information about the Legislation and application process. It also serves as a single information point about matters pertaining to the procedures related to the appointment of Guardians, Guardians’ responsibilities and obligations and what happens once an order is granted.
Aiming to ensure a better quality of life through the provision of adequate social benefits for individuals and families in need; quality social welfare services; decent housing; adequate long-term care and quality services for the elderly with a strong focus on active ageing; and the safeguarding of equal opportunities.