Rise & Shine Day Care Centre for Children with Disabilities, Worcester
The Rise & Shine Special Day Care Centre is a non-residential facility that provides for the educational development, physical development, training, stimulation and care of children with physical and / or intellectual disabilities. Currently, the Rise & Shine Special Day Care Centre accommodates 19 children with severe physical and intellectual disabilities in 2 developmental groups, having 1 Principal / Carer, 3 carers, 1 cook and 3 volunteers seeing to the day-to-day needs of the children.
As a result of a court case involving the Western Cape Forum for Intellectual Disabilities and The Department of Social Development, a Programme Implementer was appointed in February 2014 at the centre with funding received from the Department of Social Development. The Programme Implementer is responsible for the implementation of recommendations and training as provided by various therapists from the CSPID-team and the Department of Health as well as addressing the training needs of the day care staff. The centre also receives regular visits from the Ukwanda Physiotherapy student who are also monitored by the Programme Implementer.
Caring & Sharing Day Care Centre for Children with Disabilities, Touws River
This centre was established in 2004 after parents and carers from the Touws River community identified the need for more specialized training, education and services to their children with disabilities. Currently 13 children with disabilities of various ages and disabilities attend the special day care centre. Services are provided by four dedicated carers with the necessary support, training and assistance provided by Breede Valley APD. Despite ongoing negotiations to secure more suitable premises for the day care centre, Caring & Sharing Special Day Care Centre received their first Mental Health license from the Department of Health in December 2013.