The Care Ministry currently has 10 active groups, consisting of 87 volunteer care givers, working within 53 communities in the areas of Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage.
These volunteers consist of men and women from within the local communities who have been trained to offer a high standard of care and support within the homes of people in need.
Due to the high incidence of HIV infection within the Eastern Cape Province and specifically within under resourced areas of Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage the vast majority of clients receiving care and support from Care Ministry Volunteer Care Givers are either infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS/TB.
This programme has the following objectives:
- To provide home based care and psycho-social support to those infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS/TB, including orphaned and vulnerable children, in three targeted areas.
- To provide training in Basic Caring Skills, HIV/AIDS, Psycho-social support for OVC, Voluntary Counselling and testing, adherence counselling, TB awareness and intervention to Care Ministry Volunteer Care Givers and other organisations.
- To provide supervision, monitoring, support and training for the volunteer caregivers
- To maintain and improve networking relationships with other organisations and societies.
- To evaluate the outcomes and impact of the services provided.
To provide Primary Health Care Screening in the communities