Social Service – Provincial Office

ACORNHOEK SATELITE OFFICE

Provincial mapMpumalanga APD renders services to persons with disabilities from 4 satellite offices located in the rural areas of Mpumalanga. Stats SA estimates the number of people with disabilities in our Province at 205 280. Disability is more prevalent among females (8,3%) compared to males (6,5%). Education, employment and generating an income remains a huge problem for persons with disabilities. More than a third (35,5%) of children with severe difficulty in walking were not attending school at the time of the last Census. Approximately 2230 persons with disabilities benefits from our services (30% under the age of 18).

http://www.statssa.gov.za/publications/Report-03-01-59/Report-03-01-592011.pdf

OUR STAFF: All Mpumalanga APD (MAPD) Social Workers have 4 year university degrees. All Social Service Professionals are required to be registered with the South African Council for Social Service Professionals.

OUR SERVICE

Breaking access and participation Barriers

Mobility ensures that we are part of our community, it’s services and the many opportunities it offers us to socialize, grow and be economically active.
Mpumalanga APD finds sponsors and facilitates applications for wheelchairs for kids and adults in our rural service areas.

Reducing compounded marginalization

Mpumalanga APD helps to reduce marginalisation by supporting parents, capacitating teachers and facilitating access to assistive technology.

Empowering persons with disabilities

Mpumalanga APD believes in the fall and equal enjoyment of ALL human rights and fundamental freedoms by ALL persons with disabilities. We speak up and empower persons with disabilities to speak up.

Delivering excellent services

Mpumalanga APD employs the services of qualified Social Workers, & Auxiliary Social Workers in order to ensure the rendering of quality services to Persons with disability in Mpumalanga.

Supporting independent living

  • Mpumalanga APD are passionate about Persons with disabilities staying in the community and help to achieve this in four ways.
    Assisting Persons with Disabilities and their parents or caregivers to access services like health care and education and social assistance to cover the high cost of disability.
  • Assisting NPO’s in communities to render quality Home Based Care Services to Persons with various Disabilities.
  • Assisting Stimulation Centres in different communities to offer qual-ity stimulation and care to disabled kids during the day.
  • Assisting Protective Workshops in communities to offer quality social work services, development of skills and entrepreneurial growth to-wards a sustainable income for persons with disabilities.

Provincial Office Contacts:

Tel: (013) 741 3699 | 2 Silver Oaks Street, Nelspruit
Box 14099, Nelspruit, 1200 | socialwork@apdmpumalanga.org