The HRT operates six programmes from within three internal departments – health, social and education. Each department has its own manager, who is supported by at least one assistant. A breakdown of the HRT’s departments and projects is illustrated in the diagram below:
Departments and projects work together to ensure that the HRT’s services are integrated and holistic. Area coordinators are deployed within three designated areas of the Overstrand, as shown in the map below, to ensure that departmental coordination is effective and efficient at area level. This ensures not only that the organisation’s beneficiaries receive the best quality services, but also that the organisation runs effectively and efficiently, utilising its available resources as best as possible while avoiding unnecessary service duplication. Referrals are made between projects and/or to external organisations when in the best interests of the clients, and are managed by departmental managers and area coordinators.
The Hermanus Rainbow Trust health department’s flagship project is the Home-based Care programme, in which almost 40 primary health carers attend to the needs of individuals who have been discharged from local clinics but still require regular medical attention. They also conduct community health surveys and conduct work specifically within the field of TB and HIV/AIDS. The health department’s second project involves stationing ACTS/LAY Counsellors at all clinics and hospitals in the region. These counsellors focus on pre- and post-test counselling and ARV adherence, and provide outreach services to ensure that everyone can access their services. Finally, the health department operates an Early Childhood Development (ECD) Health programme, which is focused on improving health conditions on crèches.
The Hermanus Rainbow Trust’s social department operates a Children’s Circle of Support programme for children who are affected by poverty and/or HIV/AIDS. This initiative provides children with nutritional, clothing, educational and emotional support, and offers them opportunities to pursue structured extra-mural activities. In the Trust’s Parenting Worx programme, mothers (pre- and post-natal and with children up to the age of five years) form long-term groups that meet regularly for workshops. These workshops promote which good parenting, healthy lifestyles and the importance of the family.
The Hermanus Rainbow Trust’s education department runs its own Grade R school, Zwelihle Pre-Primary, which is registered with the provincial Department of Education.
During 2010, the Hermanus Rainbow Trust achieved the following outputs through its projects (Read more on our monitoring and evaluation systems):
|HBC average monthly patient caseload||439||665|
|Health screenings||1 291||15 497|
|Lay counsellor consultations||457|
|ECD Health (# creches)||38|
|ECD Health (# child interventions)||88|
|Social screenings||869||10 428|
|Social care interventions||92||1 108|
|Birth certificates, grants, id’s||108||1 293|
|Children’s Circle of Support beneficiaries||376|
|Parenting Worx participants||248|
|Participants at awareness events||7 283|
|Attendance @ 3 assisted creches||195|
|Attendance Grade R school||146|
Use the interactive map below to view where our offices are based and what services we provide in our various areas of opperation