The Cape Winelands District Municipality (CWDM) strongly believes that our elderly needs to be taken care of with dignity. They are therefore included in the municipality’s initiative (which is budgeted for and prioritised every financial year) to supply diapers to elderly service centres, schools, ECD facilities and organisations that care for severely disabled or ill persons.
The Department of Community Development and Planning Services distributed 995 packs of adult diapers across the district during this financial year, focusing specifically on organisations that care for disabled or ill persons.
“This project is one of the most valuable projects of the CWDM and we are honoured to make a small difference with a project that provides care and dignity to the most vulnerable,” stated Cllr Minnie Petersen, Portfolio Holder for Rural and Social Development.
The CWDM recognises the value and knowledge that the elderly has to offer and has empathy for the difficulties that those with disabilities experience.