Western Cape Association for Persons with Disabilities strives towards an inclusive society in which persons with disabilities are equal and active citizens.
To work together with persons with disabilities and their families in facilitating social development and upliftment services whereby they take the lead in removing barriers and achieving independence.
We believe that all people are deserving of respect and dignity, and everyone is to be treated with fairness and integrity
We embrace diversity and recognise the contribution of all individuals while including beneficiaries, volunteers, sponsors and staff in planning and decision-making
We strive towards independence and equality of all people and undertake to build human capacity on every level of our organisation
We are passionate about striving towards an inclusive society in which persons with disabilities are equal and active citizens. This was true of the small group of people who began our organisation in 1937 and it remains true for the many people who join us in our work today.
Anyone who suddenly finds themselves faced with disability and nowhere to turn for advice or help is welcome to call on us! Our services are free of charge and open to anyone who needs help.
WCAPD is a registered Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 003-105) and a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 18/11/13/406), and is committed to social development of persons with disabilities in the Western Cape. Our 25 APD Branches provide an inclusive service to all persons with disabilities, irrespective of age, gender, nationality or religion. We work with persons with disabilities and their families where they take the lead in achieving their potential, dreams and goals, and ultimately independence. This may include (but is not limited to) sourcing mobility devices, dealing with social issues within the home, arranging for home care, caring and stimulating children with severe disabilities or lobbying for accessibility in the community.
Services are rendered through the following focus areas:
*Work & Employment
*Services to Branches
In turn, APD Branches receive guidance from our management team in terms of –
*Programme management: Good corporate governance to ensure legal compliance
*Human Resource management
We are one of 9 Provincial Associations situated throughout South Africa affiliated to the National Council of and for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), which in turn is affiliated to the South African Disability Alliance (SADA) and Rehabilitation International (RI).