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Presentation by Hilda on the Displaced Peoples Unit, Region B, Johannesburg.

Presentation by Hilda on the Displaced Peoples Unit, Region B, Johannesburg.

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  • 1. HEALTH AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT HUMAN DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE DISPLACED PERSONS UNIT WARD BASED APPROACH REGION B 18 NOVEMBER 2011
  • 2. BACKGROUND
    • The Displaced Unit was established in June 2009 to increase efforts of removing children and homeless people in the streets of Johannesburg.
    • In 2008 Council approved the Policy on Children Living and Working On The Streets. This policy was informed by the Street Children’s Summit held in November 2007.
    • In May 2010 Council approved the Policy for The Assistance and Management of People Living and Working in The Street. The policy is meant to supplement the policy on children working and living on the streets as it focuses on both the children and adults.
    • Children’s Act No 38, 2005
  • 3.
    • DPU team embarks on the outreach and this focuses on collaborating with relevant
    • stakeholders in the region.
    • The role and focus of the intervention is to:
    • Identify areas in community utilized by street homeless people
    • Identify hotspots areas and provide info to DPU team
    • Intake and assess street homeless people and make necessary intervention
    • Assist the homeless to return back to their families
    • Link dysfunctional families to social services
    • Gather data on people living and working on the streets
    • Investigate family circumstances of identified homeless
    • Implementation of prevention, early intervention, family preservation and
    • support programmes
    • Monitor the people’s conditions in their placement homes/shelters
    KEY FOCUS AREAS
  • 4. Institutional Arrangements
    • The Displaced Person Unit addresses the problem of homelessness in an integrated approach by involving relevant partners such as:
    • Ward Councillors,
    • Internal Departments: Urban Management, City Parks, Environmental Health, Housing, PIKITUP, JMPD;
    • Provincial Health and Social Development Department,
    • SAPS,
    • NGOs,
    • Community Structures
    • and Business/Private
  • 5. Stakeholder Management The Unit ensures that there is optimal buy-in, involvement and commitment of all relevant stakeholders (internal departments and external) for an integrated and multi-disciplinary intervention.
  • 6. Common Activities
    • Street Begging at intersections some using babies and young children
    • Alcohol and substance abuse
    • Criminal activities
    • Commercial sex work
    • Littering
    • Recycling
    • Urinating in public
    • Sleeping on pavements etc.
  • 7. Possible Multi Sectoral Interventions Conduct Ward based profiling to understand the extent of the problem and Solutions required. Removal of the people in the hotspots is imminent as the areas have become an eyesore. Reclaim the hotspots by relevant stakeholders constant monitoring of the spots to prevent re-invasion. Provide soft and hard skills to those who are willing to participate. Partnership including surrounding communities and other relevant stakeholders should come up with a sustainable program that will keep the hotspots clean. PLEASE VOLUNTEER YOUR SERVICES/ RESOURCES TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
  • 8. Programmes Implemented by the DPU
    • In – house services – intake, assessments and
    • referrals
    • Outreach Services – Educational and awareness
    • campaigns
    • Prevention Programmes (targeting Schools and
    • vulnerable communities)
    • Early Intervention (include therapeutic intervention)
    • Family preservation (reunification)
    • Support Programmes – access to services, opportunities etc.
  • 9. City of Johannesburg Sanctuaries Wembley Sanctuary 106 Turfontein Road Turfontein (For Children under 18 years)   Hospital Hill 52 Klein Street Hillbrow ( For Adults) Night Shelter 3 Kotze Street Opposite Constitutional Hill Hillbrow ( For Adults) Sanctuaries
  • 10. CONTACT DETAILS
    • Displaced Persons Hotlines: 071 673 2112/071 673 2124
    • Management
    • Displaced Persons Unit: Ms Hilda Mkhwanazi
    • Cel: 082 785 5947
    • Mr Alen Grobbler
    • Shelter Management
    • Cel: 082 467 9578
    • Region B & C Social Worker
    • Kebonye Senna
    • OFFICES: Governors House
    • No. 5 Sam Hancock Cnr Kotze & Queen Street
    • Hillbrow
    • Opposite Constitution Hill
  • 11. THANK YOU