Persons with Disabilities Programme
The Department of Social Development (DSD) provides services to people with disabilities, their families and/ or caregivers, and the communities in which they live.
In the last financial year, DSD provided developmental social welfare services to people with disabilities, their families and/ or caregivers.
The Department continues to grow services to people with disabilities, including services to people with moderate and high support needs (severe and profound) intellectual disabilities. As the population grows, our efforts will include:
The Department of Social Development makes available the following services through its NPO partners:
Social work services:
You can access details of funded NPOs in the following categories:
Disability mainstreaming: “Mainstreaming” aims to accommodate special needs into the day-to-day service delivery and development efforts. Special needs relate to a wide range of needs e.g. physical, emotional, thinking, motivation or learning needs.
The vision of the creation of a free and just society inclusive of all persons with disabilities as equal citizens, is detailed in the White Paper on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ (WPRPD). The Department’s focus in this regard is now on:
1. ECD (Early Childhood Development) & Disability:
Children with disabilities must have equitable access to all ECD Programmes and Facilities.
The Department is working in partnership with the NGO sector on:
2. VEP (Victim Empowerment Programme) & Disability
Protecting the rights of Persons at risk of Compounded Marginalisation.
The Department is currently involved with:
Some recent achievements of the Services to Persons with Disabilities Programme include:
The desk plays both a passive and a proactive role, by:
For more information contact:
Services to Persons with Disabilities Programme:
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