SOCIO- ECONOMIC PROFILE OF OUR SERVICE DELIVERY AREA
The key human development issues facing the Overstrand Municipal area include poverty and unemployment.People migrating to the Overstrand have far reaching implications for the Municipality as it has a major effect on the economy. In-migration of people has an impact on the provision of housing and services, unemployment, poverty and the economy in general.Overstrand have a population of 79 000 people.The decline in fishing and the seasonality of tourism and agriculture) impact negatively on the semi-skilled and unskilled workforce of Overstrand, while the growth sectors have benefited a small group. In migration of poor and unskilled people to the area is associated with rising rates of poverty and inequality.Other than the formal safety nets of grants, the poor depend on informal work (construction) or on the third economy of illegal livelihoods (e.g. abalone poaching).
SERVICE DELIVERY FOCUS AREA
The organisation’s purpose is to raise the quality of life of persons with disabilities by assisting them to achieve their optimum social, emotional and functional level to become “able” within their community. Services are open to all persons with disabilities in the Overstrand area. However, due to staffing constraints, the focus area for service delivery is the Greater Hermanus area which includes rural areas and informal settlements such as Zwelihle, Mount Pleasant and Hawston.