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Disability-Inclusive Sustainable Services: The Role of Social Workers

Over the years, social workers have played diverse roles in engaging individuals, groups, families, communities, and organisations in their quest to promote overall well-being. However, persons with disabilities (PWDs) continue to face several challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic adds a layer to their vulnerabilities. While several interventions have been put in place to address the needs of persons with disabilities in developed countries, their counterparts in low-income countries, such as Ghana, continue to face marginalisation and exclusion. Using user-perspective and co-production approaches, the authors analyse existing services for Ghanaians with disabilities and the relevance and usefulness of these services.

The report also attempts to unpack the complexities of both service providers and recipients. It concludes with strategies to help social workers develop interventions to promote sustainable disability-inclusive services.

Augustina Naami, Rita Adoma Parry, Alfred Ofori
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