Social work in Mauritius is often under-resourced and inadequate, leading to many underserved communities that lack basic services such as mental health care and social welfare. How can we improve access and quality of social work in Mauritius?
Social work is an essential part of our society. As we increasingly rely on each other for support in times of need, accessing the proper resources when necessary can be challenging. Therefore, if we want to ensure a better quality of life for citizens in Mauritius, improving access to and quality of social work services must become a priority.
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Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, social workers have encountered several difficulties to keep providing care to people who need them. In Mauritius, the epidemic has exacerbated challenges for those with mental health issues, addictions, poverty, homelessness, and violence, thus increasing the importance of social work in society.
To provide quality services throughout the pandemic, social workers are usually forced to make tough decisions and adapt to new approaches to working. However, to understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected social work, it is first essential to understand social work and its importance in Mauritian society.
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