Contact Details:

11 New England Road, Pietermaritzburg

Telephone: 033 342 2768

Facsimilie: 033 342 4098


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Governance: Committee Members:
This branch is managed by the Provincial Board.

Management Structure and Staff Member Profile:
The Branch is managed by the Provincial Director. Staff members include an administrator, social work manager, a social worker, and two social auxiliary workers, a driver, care attendants, cleaners, a workshop supervisor, a gardener, house mother and a part-time nurse.

Social Work Services including:
• Applications for residential facility
• counselling of people with disabilities and their families to cope with their disability and related challenges such as schooling, employment, and stigma challenges
• support groups for people with disabilities or caregivers to share their common experience and learn coping skills;
• awareness programmes in the form of talks, workshops and training to empower people with disabilities and those who work with them
• application for wheelchairs free of charge via KZN Wheelchairs
• protective employment workshop catering for 50 adults who are taught various skills with the aim of becoming financially independent, the protect workshop has obtained contracts from 5 major companies in the PMB area
• Loan of assistive devices/wheelchairs
• Annual Sports Day

The John Odams Centre in Pietermaritzburg is a residential facility for 20 physically challenged adults. The residents are offered comfortable accommodation, nutritious meals, transport to our protective employment workshop, clinics and hospitals. Residents are encouraged to pursue their interests and hobbies, independent work opportunities and to further their education. The residents are also offered social work services and nursing care from a part time nursing sister.

Areas of Operation include:
Taylors Halt, Elandskop, Nqabeni, Maswazini, Sobantu, Caluza, Oribi, Mpumuza, PMB Central, Eastwood, Cinderella Park, Copesville, Scottsville, Mpolweni, Crammond, Dalton and Table Mountain.

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