Media Alert: Annual Rose Parent Project Lunch | Western Cape Government


Media Alert: Annual Rose Parent Project Lunch

7 December 2011

Western Cape Minister of Health, Theuns Botha, invites you to the annual luncheon for the Rose Parent Project.

The Rose Parent Project is a community home-based foster care project for Mental Health Care users and promotes community living for institutionalised and destitute persons. The project is based on volunteers/families from the community who make their homes and time available to care for discharged psychiatric patients, who would otherwise have nowhere to go. It also aims to destigmatise mental illness and to optimally rehabilitate Mental Health Care users in the community.

Over the years, approximately 200 patients from Lentegeur Hospital have been placed with over 100 Rose Parent families. These families have opened their hearts and homes to a group of carefully selected and dischargeable patients, and do not receive any form of remuneration for their services.

The Minister of Health in the Western Cape, Theuns Botha, will tomorrow officially thank, affirm and validate the work done by the Rose Parents at the annual Rose Parent Project lunch.

Date: 9 December 2011
Venue: Main Hall, Lentegeur Hospital, Highlands Drive, Mitchell's Plain
Time: 11:45 for 12:00

Media Enquiries: 

Hélène Rossouw
Media Liaison for Western Cape Minister of Health
Tel: 021 483 4426
Cell: 082 771 8834

Ethne Julius
Principal Communications Officer
Tel: 021 918 1292
Cell: 083 237 1303