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Night Shelter

Information

 

The Department for the Elderly and Community Care in collaboration with the Jesus of Nazareth Sisters of Zejtun is proud to introduce the first Night Shelter in Malta, aimed for the elderly persons who live alone. The reason behind the origin of this service is to offer a secure and protective environment for the elderly who lives alone and whom, at night, for various reasons, they feel unsecure.

 
 

Procedure

The person who fulfils the eligibility criteria to benefit from this service must fill in the prescribed application form, which can also be obtained from the local councils, from the Night Shelter itself, from The Elderly Community Care Department, Ċentru Servizz Anzjan or it can be sent to the applicant by post.

 
 

Eligibility

 
(a) Preference is given to elderly females (for Zejtun Night Shelter) aged 60 and over whom are presently living alone. For Luqa & Mellieħa Night Shelters, both males and females can apply.
(b) Those who lead an independent life.
(c) Not having any other medical condition which may, in some way or another, rise any problems with the rest of the residents using the Night Shelter.

 

Required Documents 

A filled application form / application in Maltese / application for Gozo

 

Fees/Charges

The fee for the use of the Night Shelter is of 2 Euro per night.

 
 

Back Office Process

As soon as your application is approved by the Board, you will be called to visit the respective premises and to get oriented before you actually sign the declaration form and pay.

 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

  
Question:    What type of facilities will the Night Shelter provide?
Answer:      You will be having at your disposal the use of a bedroom, a bathroom, a living room and a kitchen.
 
Question:   What do I require to bring with me?
Answer:      You are required to bring with you a towel, a soap or liquid soap, a face cloth, appropriate clothing  for bed plus any medicinals you usually take.
 
Question:   What are the opening hours of the Night Shelter?
Answer:     Winter time - from 5.00pm till 8.00am.
                  Summer time - from 7.00pm till 8.00am.

 

How to Contact Us

You can contact us by:

  • Coming personally to our office
  • Contacting us via telephone or fax
  • Writing to us

Department for the Elderly and Community Care
Centru Servizz Anzjan
3, Old Mint Street,
Valletta

Telephone: 2557 5000/2557 5101
Fax: 2557 5200
E-mail: ecsd@gov.mt