The Village Work Centre
The Village Work Centre is a protective work centre for adults with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, unable to be employed in the open labour market. It provides them vocational rehabilitation which emulates a work environment where individuals are exposed to work activities and skills training whilst receiving a small income.
Workers in the programme are assessed by an occupational therapist to ensure the appropriate selection of work activities and life skills training they require. An individual development plan is devised for each worker and their progress in respect of their development plan is monitored on an ongoing basis.
Social work services are also provided for families of the workers to ensure interaction between their attendance in the programme and their home and community.
Work activities at the centre include the manufacture of assistive devices for people with disabilities, wooden artefacts and household equipment as well as contract packaging for local businesses.