The programme aims to develop the full potential of mental health care users (MHCUs) by enabling them to acquire work related skills, work opportunities, inclusion and participation in sports and recreation.
We have three protective workshops where we train service users in work related skills, personal independence and socialisation skills to empower them to achieve their optimum level of functioning. There are three protective workshops, Buxton Workshop , Inkanyezi Workshop and MH Moosa Workshop. The eventual goal of the programme is to place and support suitable persons with a mental disability in the open labour market, for short or long term employment within any business.
SERVICES PROVIDED AT THE PROTECTIVE WORKSHOP
Make an appointment with a social worker at the organisation’s Social Work Centre situated at Jabu Ndlovu Street, entrance in 43 Temple Street. Applicants are screened by a social worker at the Social Work Centre and potentially suitable applicants are given application forms for completion. The completed forms are then presented to an admissions committee for approval before candidates are admitted. Fees are payable upon application and annually for those attending the workshop.
Admission is open to the following individuals who fulfil the following criteria:-
established in 1982
The Workshop is situated in the centre of Pietermaritzburg and close to our residential homes. Residents of The Palms and Lynn House, as well as people from the local communities, attend the workshop on a daily basis. They are busy with contract work and also have a car wash and gardening team.
established in 1972
Inkanyezi Workshop, situated in Imbali provides a protective working environment for mentally disabled adults.
How Businesses Can Benefit:
EMPLOYMENT EQUITY ACT.
This states that 2% of the workforce must be persons with a disability. Placement of persons with disabilities in the open labor market can benefit the business as well as the community. Thus, businesses can be compliant with the Act by working in conjunction with the employment programme.
JOB SUPPORT AND COACHING AT NO COST TO COMPANY
Mental Health Care Users (MHCU’s) placed in the open labour market, via the programme, are monitored and assisted by trained personnel who help them adjust to the work environment, thereby saving any effort from the business itself. This support to both the Employer and employee is ongoing.
PACKAGING AND ASSEMBLY WORK
Packaging and assembly work is done on a contract basis and done at the protective workshops.
Businesses have the opportunity to support a good cause by empowering the disabled sector in the community.
established in 1988
The Workshop is situated in Northdale and provides a protective working environment for mentally disabled adults. The residents from P. Pillay Home also attend this workshop as well as people from the community