The Social Work Department at Logwood Village facilitates the psychosocial well being of all the residents through holistic Therapeutic Services with a person centred and strength based approach.
SPORTS & ACTIVITIES
At Logwood Village our residents have access to a wide variety of sports and activities, which provide them with the opportunity to develop, learn, keep fit and healthy, socialise, and have lots of fun.
Over the years, amongst other sports, our residents have made regular appearances at the 94.7 and Cape Argus Cycle races and have represented Logwood Village on a national and international level of the Special Olympics competition.
To meet a very real need amongst homes for Intellectually Disabled people in the more disadvantaged communities, we initiated a sports outreach programme offering persons with Intellectual Disability, who do not have sporting facilities, the opportunity to take part in sports on our premises. A Gauteng Floor Hockey league, a game that was developed by Special Olympics for persons with intellectual disability based on Ice Hockey, was started and is still in existence. We now have 29 teams participating in this league.
The list of sports and activities our residents can partake in is extensive:
The Residents Committee serves as the voice of the residents in our community and participates actively in the decision-making processes involving their lives. This committee gives the residents ownership in the running of their home. They also bring ideas and work on small fundraising projects to fund the social events that they arrange.
The implementation and development of the Residents Committee has shifted a mind set amongst the residents of “what can you do for us” to “what can we do for ourselves and each other.”
PROTECTIVE EMPLOYMENT & INCOME GENERATING PROJECT
At Logwood Village our residents and dayworkers are given a meaningful work opportunity either in our Protective Workshop or our Income Producing Workshop. We follow a people centred developmental approach and provide capacity building programmes, work skills training and appropriate support services and adhere to the minimum standards of the Department of Social Development.
Residents and dayworkers move within their own capabilities and speed to achieve their highest level of functioning. No-one is pressurised above their level of competency and all our residents and day workers are remunerated monthly.
Work contributes hugely to their individual development and the result is self-worth, self-esteem, a sense of accomplishment and pride in what they are doing. Our residents and day workers are making a meaningful contribution to society and the economy and are gaining the respect they deserve from the broader community.
In addition to our dayworkers and residents we have an outreach programme which provides employment on a contract basis to members of a nearby informal settlement community. Our Income Producing workshop operates as a viable sustainable income stream, which secures an additional source of income to complement our government subsidy and fees, received.
Our services are such that we can accommodate large numbers of labour intensive operations within a short time frame.