|CHALLENGE PROTECTIVE TRAINING WORKSHOPS
|PROFILE / DESCRIPTION OF CENTRE
|NUMBER OF SERVICE USERS
|6 Virgo Place Woodhurst Chatsworth, 4092
|Ms Devi Govender
|The Chatsworth workshop was started in 1979 in Congella and was known as Circle Light Workshop – Congella. In 1992, the premises at 6 Virgo Place were acquired, and the workshop moved to Chatsworth. At that stage the workshop was renamed – Challenge Unlimited – Chatsworth and in 2011 the Workshop underwent a further name change to Challenge Protective Training Workshops – Chatsworth. The workshop is licensed for 70 Services Users.
|29 Uitsig Road Durban North, 4052
|Ms Sindy Masinga
|This workshop was established in 1992. It originally offered contract work as an activity to the Service Users. In 1999, it was recognized that the Service Users who were attending this workshop were not benefitting from the contract work, as the majority of them had limited abilities and they could not meet the customer demands. With this in mind, the Activity Centre was established, and the Service Users were offered a variety of activities and crafts, which kept them occupied on a daily basis. In 2009, we again started offering Service Users contract work. In 2011, the Workshop underwent a further name change to Challenge Protective Training Activity Workshop – Durban North.
|50 Darjeeling Road Merebank, 4052
|Mr Mpumelelo Thabethe
|In 1979, Circle Light, Congella was opened and accommodated 110 Service Users. It moved to the current premises at 50 Daarjeeling Road, Merebank in 1987. In 1992, the project was renamed Challenge Unlimited Merebank and in 2011 it underwent another name change to Challenge Protective Training Workshop – Merebank. The Centre was initially used as an occupation centre where activities were conducted. The workshop has been licenced for 100 Service Users.
|17 Marble Ray Drive Newlands, 4037
|Ms Phindile Jama
|The original service Users of the Newlands workshop were transported to the Wentworth workshop by the Organization as there was no established workshop in Newlands for them. In 1980, an old house was acquired in Duckbill Road in Newlands accommodating 85 persons, and the Newlands Merit Enterprise was established. In 1992, the workshop was moved to Peters Road in Springfield, and from this point, it became known as Challenge Unlimited Newlands. In 1997, the workshop relocated to Newlands City, and after three years, the rental escalated to the point where it became unaffordable. In 2000, the workshop relocated once again to the present premises in Marbleray Drive. The Workshop underwent a further name change in 2011 and is now known as the Challenge Protective Training Workshop – Newlands.
|59 Clayfield Drive Clayfield, Phoenix, 4068
|Ms Buyi Sibiya
|The Phoenix Workshop was built in 1992, at its current premises in Clayfield Drive and initially accommodated 245 people. During this period the Phoenix community was mushrooming, and many resources were established. Challenge Phoenix served as an essential resource for mental health care users. Service users from the Tongaat and Verulam workshops joined the Phoenix branch when these two branches closed. The Protective Workshop underwent a name change in 2011 to the Challenge Protective Training Workshop – Phoenix.
|3 Hatton Avenue Sherwood, 4091
|Ms Carol Ogle
|The Sherwood Workshop was started in Frere Road as a psychosocial rehabilitation Centre and various crafts were offered. Approximately 89 Service Users were attending at the time. In 1975 the workshop moved to Mignon Lane in Stamford Hill and in 1976 it moved to the newly built premises in Jan Smuts Avenue, Sherwood. At that stage people were taught how to weave, make carpets, sew, knit, make toys and do simple woodwork. In 1988, the current workshop was built and a group from the Residential Hostel was admitted. In the same year, the Service Users who were being accommodated at the Tony Factor premises in Smith Street, Durban moved into the current premises. In 1990, the amalgamation of the workshop took place, and Service Users from the Insolelo Workshop joined the Sherwood branch under the banner of Challenge Unlimited – Sherwood. In 2011, the Workshop underwent a further name change and became known as Challenge Protective Training Workshop: Sherwood.
|24 Tuin Road Austerville, 4052
|Ms Noleen Pather
|The workshop began under the name of Daydawn Centre, in 1972. This was a craft Centre which catered mainly for persons with Intellectually Disability, and they were taught simple crafts. In 1975 the workshop moved to the Spar Centre in Clinic Road. At the Centre they packed nuts and bolts and seeds for an agricultural company, and also had a craft group. In 1979, the workshop moved to Tuin Road. The premises were previously used as part of the Austerville Primary School and two workshops were established, name Protek and Merit Enterprises. The Merit workshop offered contract work, whilst Protek offered crafts. In 1990, the Protek workshop was incorporated into the Merit workshop and their staff moved to Sherwood. In 1992, the name changed to Challenge Unlimited-Wentworth, and in 2011 it underwent a further name change to Challenge Protective Training Workshop: Wentworth.
|PROFILE / DESCRIPTION OF CENTRE
|NUMBER OF RESIDENTS
|Austerville Halfway House
|24 Tuin Road Austerville 4052
|Ms Princess Kweyama
|Austerville Halfway House was in existence since the 1990’s but was officially opened in December 2003. The Centre was initiated by community members to address the primary care and rehabilitation needs of persons with Psychiatric Illness. The project was initially a shelter which could not obtain a license due to the dilapidated condition of the building. Large scale renovations were completed in 2000 due to funding received from National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and Community Care Centre. The renovations met with the Department of Health criteria for funding and this Centre was licensed.
|Azalea Halfway House
|39 Noble Road Berea 4001
|Ms Wendy Ndlovu
|Azalea Halfway House was established in 1980 and has been in existence for 37 years. The Centre developed with an urgent need to address the primary and rehabilitation needs of adults with Psychiatric Illness. The project is well developed to meet the needs of persons with psychiatric illness within the KZN Region. The Centre was funded by the House of Assembly within the previous dispensation and funding allocations were according to different race groups.
|Jona Vaughan Home
|129 Bowen Street Amanzimtoti 4126
|Ms Fiona Anderson
|Jona Vaughan Home was initiated in 1974 by Bert Tunmer in conjunction with the Amanzimtoti Lions Club to assist families to care for people with special needs. Jona Vaughan Home was officially opened in 1985 by Dr. G.V. Morrison, the Honorable Minister of Health and Welfare. Durban and Coastal Mental Health was the official Welfare Organization constituted in planning the creation of Jona Vaughan Home, and in 1994, the Home was officially transferred to Durban and Coastal Mental Health. Since inception, the Home relies on community support and donor funding. The Department of Health presently subsidizes the Home. The Home has an active Parents Association that works in partnership with the Organization to assist with the many needs of the Centre. The Centre provides one to one care by offering optimal dietary requirements and assistance with daily tasks, including bathing, dressing, eating, toileting and creative stimulation for 84 children and adults with profound intellectual disability
|Manor Halfway House
|17 Madeline Road Morningside 4001
|Ms Thandi Msomi
|Manor Halfway House was established in 1988 and has been in existence for 29 years. The Centre developed with an urgent need to address the primary and rehabilitation needs of adults with Psychiatric Illness. The project was well developed to meet the needs of persons with Psychiatric Illness within the KZN Region. Manor Halfway House was initiated in the 1980’s to provide basic care for persons with Psychiatric Illness, offering food, basic life skills and medical care. Over the years the Project expanded due to large scale urbanization, abandonment, social isolation, stigmatization of the disabled and violation of human rights.
|Umlazi Halfway House
|U466 / U465 / U464 / U463 Igwalagwala groove Umlazi Township 4031
|Ms Lindiwe Cele
|Umlazi Halfway House was established in 1971 and has been in existence for 46 years. The Centre was initiated to address the primary and rehabilitation needs of adults with psychiatric illness and has become well developed to meet the needs of persons with psychiatric illness within the KZN Region.
|Phoenix Residential Centre
|59 Clayfield Drive Clayfield Phoenix 4068
|Ms Elizabeth Khumalo
|The Phoenix Residential Centre was initiated on the 1st June 1992 to accommodate adults with Intellectual Disability, who were previously accommodated at Merebank. The Centre was officially opened by the Mayor, Johannes Miles and named The Phoenix Hostel. In 2014 the name was changed to Phoenix Residential Centre to reflect that this is a Centre providing Residential Care for our beneficiaries. Phoenix Residential Centre is in existence for 27 years and is well developed to meet the needs of persons with Intellectual Disability within the KwaZulu Natal Region. The Centre has developed from strength to strength and has been able to address many transformation imperatives. Although this Centre is situated in an urban area, the Residents are from all types of communities throughout the Province and beyond. The Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Programme at the Centre has had positive impact for the adult with Intellectual Disability, who is benefitting from a well-established Community Integration Programme.
|Sherwood Residential Centre
|733 Jan Smuts Highway Sherwood 4091
|Ms Promise Mthalane
|Sherwood Residential Centre was officially opened on the 7th September 1976 to accommodate adults with Intellectual Disability. The project was previously known as Sherwood Training Centre and Sherwood Hostel. In 2014, the name was changed to Sherwood Residential Centre to reflect that this is a Centre providing Residential Care for our beneficiaries. Sherwood Residential Centre is in existence for 43 years and is well developed to meet the needs of persons with Intellectual Disability within the KwaZulu Natal Region. The Centre has developed from strength to strength and has been able to address many transformation imperatives. Although this Centre is situated in an urban area, the Residents are from all communities throughout the Province and beyond. The Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Programme at the Centre had a positive impact for the adult with Intellectual Disability who is benefitting from a well-established Community Integration Programme.
|DAY CARE CENTRES
|PROFILE / DESCRIPTION OF CENTRE
|NUMBER OF CHILDREN
|Brookes Farm Amaoti
|Ms Gladness Mngadi
|The Centre was officially opened on the 20 October 2003 by Dr. Zweli Mkhize, former Minister of Health for the Province of KZN. The Centre presently caters for 40 children with profound and severe intellectual disability ranging from 3 to 24 years of age. Children are provided with transport to and from the Centre and this has made our services more accessible. Children are offered a programme of daily stimulation and skills development in respect to bead making, crafts and gardening thereby enhancing their optimal level of functioning.
|29 Uitsig Road Durban 4051
|Ms Buzani Gwacela
|The Centre was well established, and students from the Department of Psychology, Nursing and Physiotherapy regularly visited and provided a service to the children. There were 38 children and adults at the Centre and transport and food was provided. The Centre presently caters for 35 children with profound intellectual disabilities. Most of the beneficiaries come from KwaMashu, Avoca Hills and Effingham. The Centre provides daily stimulation to the children thereby enhancing their optimal level of functioning.
|c/o Msunduzi Clinic No. 9 KwaXimba
|Ms Sanelisiwe Cebekhulu
|KwaXimba Happy Hours Day Care Centre started in 1993 to cater for children with profound intellectual disabilities. Two Social Workers from the Organization visited Kwa Ximba, a rural community to render social work services to persons with intellectual disabilities.
|Lot 189B Mpumalanga Township
|Ms Mercy Langa
|Mpumalanga Day Care Centre was opened in 1992. The Centre presently has 32 children. The Centre offers children a daily stimulation programme and skills development in respect to beadmaking, crafts and gardening thereby enhancing their optimal level of functioning.
|Ndwedwe / Ninikhona
|Kwa Shangase area Ndwedwe
|Ms Maurine Mgobhozi
|Ninikhona Happy Hours which is situated in the rural area of Ndwedwe was started in 1993. A group of parents of children with intellectual disability approached Durban and Coastal Mental Health for assistance. At this time the Centre was operating from a rondavel and had 5 children. The Centre presently caters for 20 children.
|59 Clayfield drive phoenix 4068
|Ms Vasie Kistensamy
|Phoenix Happy Hours is situated at 59 Clayfield Drive and was established in 1994, in response to the need that was identified by Social Workers and parents of children with profound mental and physical disability. The number of children attending then was 10 and subsequently increased to 14. The Centre presently caters for 20 children with profound intellectual disabilities. The Centre offers care and stimulation to children on a daily basis.