The government and Dar tal-Providenza have renewed an agreement for the running of Dar Akkwarell in Qawra, which will see the former paying €350,000 over three years for the running of the home.

Dar Akkwarell provides residents with the possibility of living semi-independently in the community. The residence, that opened its doors a decade ago, can take up to three people, however, at present there are two.

Dar tal-Providenza director Fr Martin Micallef underlined the importance of this agreement which in his opinion reflects the government’s commitment to offer such services within the community.

Speaking to, Fr Martin said the agreement reflects the government’s support for such homes which cater for persons with disabilities. He added that there are four other residential homes, and added that there are plans for another house similar to the Qawra home, to be opened in Balluta in the coming months.

Aġenzija Sapport CEO Oliver Scicluna thanked Fr Martin and his team for their work and activism in the field.

“This collaboration shows the agency’s commitment to collaborate with voluntary organisiations and other entities offering diverse services which benefit persons with disabilities,” he said.

Inclusion minister Julia Farrugia Portelli said such an agreement confirmed the government’s commitment to ensure the rights of people with disabilities were safeguarded.