Factors Influencing Accessibility Of Social Services In Informal Settlements. A Case Of Children Living With Disabilities In Kasarani Subcounty, Kenya.
This study was initiated on the need to establish the factors influencing accessibility of social services in informal settlements a case of children living with disabilities in Kasarani sub county, Kenya. The Kasarani sub county in Kenya acted as the place for conducting the study. The caregivers of children with disabilities, stakeholders working with children with disabilities, Funding agencies targeting children with disabilities and Community based organizations working with Children with disabilities in the informal settlements areas acted as the target population. The target sample of 200 was selected out of a population of 2000 individuals. Data collection was performed through questionnaire while data coding and analysis was performed through SPSS and presented. Descriptive and regression analysis was used to analyze the data.Tables, Figures and Regression model was used to summarize the data The study established that participation of stakeholders influences much on accessibility of social services for children with disability in Kasarani Sub County. The study further found out that funding influence to a great extent accessibility of social services for children with disability. Also it found that a unit increase in capacity of caregivers leads to an increase in accessibility of Social Services in the informal settlement. Based on the findings this study recommended that more homecare should be established in the informal settlements in the country so as to help those children with disability and also the government, as a policy intervention, should review the funding of homecare program by fully extending the support to all local community organizations in informal settlements.