ASP's newly-renovated benefits section

ASP’s newly-renovated benefits section

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Members of the public with mobility impairments accessing services of the Agency for Social Protection (ASP) are now being welcomed in a user-friendly space.

The newly renovated customer service centre at Oceangate House, has moved from the first floor to the ground floor, offering a more conducive environment, free of obstacles that previously made it difficult for example wheelchair users to navigate.

The momentous occasion was witnessed by Minister Patricia Francourt, member of the National Assembly for English River district, Hon. Andy Labonte, invited guests, staff of the Agency and disability rights advocate, Mrs Christine Winslow, whose son Jason is wheelchair-bound.

Mrs Winslow, founder of the ‘Ramp Up Rise Up’ campaign, was elated by the initiative, praising ASP’s strong commitment to protecting the rights of persons with disability.

ASP is mandated to provide income support and administers certain benefits to a diverse group of customers, including families, people in employment, the unemployed, the disabled and the elderly.

The Chief Executive Officer of ASP, Miss Brenda Morin, stressed on how the Agency would like to showcase how inclusive it is and values its clients. “Your personal movement restrictions are not a restriction for the Agency” stressed Miss Morin.
In the coming weeks, work will get underway to widen two restrooms, making them wheelchair-friendly.

A suggestion box is also available for customers to leave real and honest remarks about their service experience.