Self Help Centres
A project of the QuadPara Association has been developing the Self Help house model. A Self Help house is managed, governed and run by the residents who live there and this model empowers individuals with mobility impairments to be in control of their home environment.
Uitzicht, 021 979 1490
Durbanville, 021 975 5459
Parow, 021 939 7824
The residents of the Self Help Centre’s are responsible for all aspects of the running of these homes, including fundraising, employment of trained staff, coordination of shopping and meals, staff training, community engagement and more. Together, the residents of these homes ensure the success and sustainability of the home.
Each home has a wheelchair accessible van which is used for transportation.
Whilst the Self Help house model works successfully, it requires a commitment from the residents to manage and sustain the homes. Due to limited funding available, each house depends on various fundraising initiatives to maintain the financial stability of the centre. Each resident brings a unique set of skills to the communal living space, and by working together as a team the residents ensure the smooth running of their home environment.
Vacancies within the Self Help centres are advertised through each Self Help Centre’s affiliation with QAWC. If you would like to be made aware of vacancies within the Self Help Centre’s contact us today.