Epilepsy SA – Free State & North West Branch
Our branch works towards the best treatment and care for people with epilepsy and/or other disabilities.
Epilepsy South Africa is a dynamic organization providing developmental services nationally to promote equal opportunities for people with epilepsy and/or other disabilities.
Our goals are
Epilepsy SA – Free State & North West Branch aims to create opportunities for people with epilepsy and/or other disabilities by providing accessible developmental services to ensure that they are integrated into society, enjoying equal opportunities with the necessary support and care. To formulate and implement internal policy and programmes relating to all matters of epilepsy, incorporating the participation of people with and effected by epilepsy and/or other disabilities; To positively influence provincial and local policy and legislation impacting on the lives of people with epilepsy and/or other disabilities; To develop and implement good governance practices in the Branch We were also one of the founding members of the Disability Info Line established in the Free State. The only province to offer such a service. The branch office and residential care centre is situated in Parys and our satelite office is in Vryburg, in the North West Province. Our branch is registered as a Non Profit Organisation in terms of The Nonprofit Organisations Act 71 of 1997 (Registration no 003-970) and as Approved Public Benefit Organisation (Registration no 930002261) in terms of Section 10(1) & Section 18A of the Income Tax Act no. 58 of 1962.
We are unique in that we provide 24 hour medical and residential care services to adults with various disabilities in the Northern Free State. We also have a community development team that reach out into the rural areas providing support and education to people with disabilities. Other programmes include public awareness and training, HIV/AIDS Education to people with disabilities, a volunteer programme, protected workshops and two stimulation centres. Our office in the North West Province focuses on education and advocacy work and is situated in Vryburg. Epilepsy SA – Free State & North West Branch works towards the best treatment and care for people with epilepsy and/or other disabilities. Although Epilepsy is our main focus area, being situated in a rural environment means that we give attention to people with other disabilities as there are limited service providers in the region.