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Home Help

Description

 
The Home Help service offers help older people and persons with special needs in performing light domestic chores, shopping, errand and preparation of light meals. The aim of such service is to aid beneficiaries to keep on living in their community independently   and as long as possible. It also aims to provide support for informal carers. 
 
 

Eligibility    

  • Persons who are sixty years old and over. 
  • Persons under sixty years of age holding a valid special ID card issued by the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
  • Applicants who are terminally ill, irrelevant of their age (Medical certificate should be endorsed by consultant attending applicant).  
 
 

What you’ll get

 
Valid applications will be considered by the Home Help Allocation Board. If approved, the Board will indicate the number of weekly service hours allocated. Board’s decision is sent by post to all applicants.
Home Help supervisor will contact approved applicants and set up an appointment to make a home visit. During this visit supervisor will provide detailed information about the service and set up another day to introduce you to a helper and  indicate the day and time service will be provided.  
 
 

Required Documents 

 
1.      Household members over 60 years old or any other family member or applicant with special needs holding a valid special ID issued by  the Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)must provide a medical report.
 
2.     Persons with special needs and under 60 years of age  must attach a copy of the special ID with application.  
 
3.      It is highly recommended to attach a copy with the information of any recent medical/surgical intervention. Where applicable, a copy of the hospital discharge case summary  will be necessary. 
4.      Medical reports for under 60 years of age of terminally ill applicants should be endorsed by the consultant attending applicant. 
5.    A signed statement of consent.
 

Fees and Charges

  • Irrelevant to the number of weekly service hours approved by Home Help Allocation Board, a household with one beneficiary, a weekly contribution of €2.33 will be deducted from the pension.
  • Households with more than one beneficiary a weekly contribution of €3.49 will be deducted from the pension of any household beneficiary identified.
  • If help in preparation of a light meal is requested, a houshold with one beneficiary will pay an extra weekly contribution of €1.16, while a household with more than one beneficiary will pay an extra weekly contribution of €1.75.
  • Beneficiaries may opt to pay this contribution directly to the Welfare Committee. 

 

How to Apply 

You can apply Online MT - EN

 
You can download an Application Form MTEN

Alternatively, you can also call at Centru Servizz Anzjan, 3, Old Mint Street Valletta and apply there.

t: +356 22788800 |  e: accdd-services.mfss@gov.mt