Government departments have an obligation to provide services to all the citizens of South Africa, including persons with disabilities. These services also focus on persons with disabilities’ rights to employment and accommodation in protective work environments.
Government departments therefore enter into service level agreements with non-profit companies, such as Employment Solutions to ensure that services reach persons with disabilities through agreed upon interventions and employment programmes.
Employment Solutions has long-term Service Level Agreements with the following departments:
- The Gauteng Department of Social Development subsidises the accommodation of vulnerable persons with disabilities in a protective environment with a focus on access to meaningful activities, phyco-social services, and personal care in accordance with the individuals’ needs.
- The Department of Employment and Labour facilitates access of those persons with disabilities who cannot be included in the open labour market, into protective employment opportunities. Employment Solutions is included in the Protective Workshop Subsidy Scheme. This subsidy has the primary aim to increase the income of workers/ participants with disabilities in a protective environment.