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Abu Dhabi’s new measures to aid low-income families

Abu Dhabi’s new measures to aid low-income families

It includes providing psychological support to those who require it

Abu Dhabi’s Family Development Foundation has launched a new Greetings, We Are At Your Service initiative to provide relief to individuals in need of assistance in the capital emirate.

The initiative which comes at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in social and economic impacts among community members, is targeted at low-income families, foster families as well as families that are covered under the social care and minor affairs programme.

The main objectives of the programme include enhancing the efficiency of social support to those most in need during the current Covid-19 crisis.

Also, psychological support will be provided to those who require it.

The initiative will further facilitate access to support services provided by organisations and agencies.

The programme has been launched in association with the Social Care and Minors Affairs Foundation – Abu Dhabi, the Department of Community Development – Abu Dhabi, Dar Zayed for Family Care and Abu Dhabi Social Support Authority.

A statement on Twitter by the Abu Dhabi Media Office asked that those who wish to benefit from this new initiative may contact the family call centre 80033322 between 8am and 8pm or email [email protected]

On March 16, Abu Dhabi announced an economic stimulus package to help businesses and individuals cope with the negative impacts of the Covid-19 virus.

These measures included 15 new initiatives under its Ghadan 21 scheme including electricity and water subsidies, measures for SMEs, exemptions and fee reductions to support businesses while reducing the overall cost of living.

On April 12, Abu Dhabi said that by way of its Together We Are Good programme, it would help residents meet their financial needs in four key areas including healthcare, food, basic needs and education.

Read: Abu Dhabi’s new support programme helps residents pay for education and healthcare

The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge said that for those residents of the emirate who were facing financial difficulties, it would help with the school fees of students enrolled in private schools as well as help parents who require assistance with distance learning devices to aid in their children’s e-learning programmes.

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