Department of Social Care (Isle of Man)

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Department of Social Care
Department overview
Formed 1 April 2010
Preceding Department Various functions from the Department of Health and Social Security and Department of Local Government and the Environment
Dissolved 31 March 2014
Superseding agency Department of Health and Social Care
Jurisdiction Isle of Man
Headquarters Markwell House, Market Street, Douglas, Isle of Man
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The Department of Social Care (Manx: Rheynn Kiarail y Theay) was a department of the Isle of Man Government. It was created on 1 April 2010, taking on the social services and social security functions of the former Department of Health and Social Security as well as the social housing function of the former Department of Local Government and the Environment. On 2 December 2013 as part of the Council of Ministers' plans to modernize ministerial government[1] it was announced that the Department of Health and the Department of Social Care (with the exception of Social Security, which would move to Treasury) would merge on 1 April, subject to the approval of Tynwald. The move was by and large a reversal of one element of the restructuring of the Isle of Man Government in April 2010 which saw the former Department of Health and Social Security split to form the Department of Health and the Department of Social Care.

During its existence, the Department of Social Care was the largest department of the Isle of Man Government in terms of budget.

Functions[edit]

  • Social Services
  • Social Security Scheme
  • National Insurance
  • Housing: Regulation, Public Sector Housing, First and Second Time Buyer Housing
  • Regulation of Care Homes

Ministers responsible for Social Care[edit]

Ministers for Social Care (1 April 2010 - 31 March 2014)[edit]

Former Ministers for Health and Social Security (16 December 1968 - 31 March 2010)[edit]

Former Chairmen of the Department of Health and Social Security (1 April 1986 - 16 December 1986)[edit]

Chairmen of the Board of Social Security (1970-1986)[edit]

  • unknown, 1970-1986

Chairmen of the Board of Social Services (?-1970)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chief Minister announces move to smaller, stronger Government". Cabinet Office. Retrieved 2 December 2013.