PN MP Ivan Bartolo took to social media to discuss the worrying situation in relation to social workers when it comes to those aged 60 and over.
Bartolo explained how he had encountered a 60 year old elderly man with a disability who had walked out of Mater Dei with a torn pair of sandals and a bottle of water and without a roof over his head.
Social workers are obliged to, when following the regulations, reach out to individuals when this happens. However, this does not cover those over the age of 60.
Bartolo said that this should not be this case and, were it not for his team, this man was out on the road.
Bartolo revealed he discussed with the YMCA, which revealed that this situation is not an individual case. They specified how, in Ħamrun, a drop in centre takes in around 40 individuals due to this situation.
Bartolo contrasted the situation with what former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat had said, that everyone became ‘a small rich person’ and that the poor have been lifted from their situation.