These guidelines on disability terminology and definitions are taken from "A Pocket Guide On Disability Equity" prepared by Disabled People South Africa (DPSA).
If you are the parent, guardian, foster parent or custodian of any child between the ages of 1 year old and 18 years old who needs full-time care because of mental or physical disability, you can get a monthly payment from the government called a Care Dependency Grant. The child must need and have permanent home care.
Sport and Recreation Services aims to promote, coordinate and implement sport development programmes and projects for the disability sport sector in the Western Cape. It does this by supporting initiatives that promote the integration of athletes with a disability into mainstream sport. In addition, there is also the promotion of structured mass participation in sport for the disabled. By doing this, Sport and Recreation Services ensures that there is assistance and monitoring of recognised structures for sport for the disabled.
If you have a physical or mental disability that makes you unfit to work for longer than 6 months, you can apply for a South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) disability grant.
If you have a disability, you can apply for a disabled parking disc from the municipality. This disc allows you to park in allocated disability parking bays and exempts you from parking provisions in certain circumstances.To qualify for a disabled parking disc you need to have a letter from your doctor confirming that:
(Guidelines, Manuals and Instructions) Department of Health (Western Cape Government)
This publication provides information about employment of people with disabilities to employers and employees.
Businesses and individuals can support people with intellectual and physical disabilities by supporting the services and products produced by the workshops to which they belong.
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The Association for the Physically Disabled Western Cape (APD-WC) and its 20 registered branches, as private registered welfare organisations, render a variety of services to persons with disabilities in the Western Cape Province. This document describes the work of APD-WC, particularly its Independent Living Centre.
Policy Statement on the Management of the Employment, Development and Career Progression of People with Disabilities in the Provincial Government Western Cape(Policies) (File type: pdf; size: 222.15 KB)Department of the Premier (Western Cape Government)
The whole of the Western Cape is served by a single Orthotic and Prosthetic Centre in Pinelands, Cape Town. Orthotic devices also known as orthosis are used to optimise:Functional mobility in a disabled person.To align, support, or correct deformities, or to improve the movement of joints, spine, or limbs. e.g. shoe inserts, and ankle-foot orthoses, which stabilise the ankle after a stroke. Prosthetic devices on the other hand are used to:
Physically and/or mentally disabled adults and children can be helped to reach and maintain their optimal physical, sensory, intellectual, psychiatric and social functional levels. Rehabilitation services are geared for people with medical, post-surgical, post-trauma, neurological, orthopaedic, musculo-skeletal and other conditions. These include burns victims, head injuries, strokes, trauma, hand injuries, amputation, respiratory, cardiac and other disorders.
The WCED's Directorate: Specialised Support Services offers a range of services for learners experiencing barriers to learning. These services include:
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This report on accessibility and the built environment is part of the Human Rights Commission's effort to ensure that all South Africans are able to participate fully and equally in society, as guaranteed in the Constitution.
Launch of the WCRCThe Karl Bremer and Conradie Hospital Rehabilitation Centres have been amalgamated into a single Western Cape Rehabilitation Centre (WCRC).