The Welfare Department is responsible for formulating, facilitating and coordinating responses to social issues affecting the Indigenous Peoples of Guyana; it is divided into two sections: Welfare and Health and comprises of six (6) staff which includes, a Senior Social Worker, a Social Worker, two (2) Welfare Officers, a Staff Nurse and a Nursing Assistant.

It seeks to address Labour and Welfare issues, which includes assisting persons to apply for benefits they are entitled to from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) and the old aged pension scheme.

The Officers of the Department also work along with law enforcement officers and the Ministry of Social Protection and other relevant stakeholders to investigate or report cases relating to Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Labour disputes, Trafficking in Person and other issues affecting Guyana’s Indigenous people. Support is also provided to persons in the Georgetown Public Hospital as well as those in correctional facilities.

The Department also facilitates late Registration of Births.

Our team:

  • Senior Social Worker (Welfare and Health)
  • Social Worker
  • Welfare Officer (2)
  • Staff Nurse
  • Nursing Assistant

We have two offices.

  1. Indigenous Residence which deals directly with patient issues and rights.                                                                                                                                                   The Indigenous Residence is located at: 216 Princess Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, Guyana, South America.
  2. Welfare Department, Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs 251-252 Thomas and Quamina Streets, Cummingsburg, Georgetown, Guyana, South America.