The season is upon us, many of us will enjoy family time and get caught up in all that this season brings, but there are many who experience a different kind of festive. Those that feel lonely and feel they have nowhere to go, often hopeless. Over the next couple of weeks we’d like for you to bring to our attention organisations working within your community who do their best to uplift the destitute.

One of our colleagues told us that she’s been involved in a project who simply facilitate that volunteers come together once a month to share some of their time with some of Cape Town’s homeless. The organisation is called the Carpenters Workshop and services the homeless in the CBD.

Social worker at the Carpenters Workshop, Ian Veary, join us in studio…

Have a listen to the interview with Aden Thomas HERE:

Of the approximately 7383 homeless adults in the Cape Town Metropole, almost 1000 live on the streets of Cape Town’s CBD and City Bowl (City Of Cape Town, Street People Research 2014/2015). We provide a range of critical basic services and social care interventions for the homeless and vulnerable people of Cape Town, to promote health, restore dignity and help people return to mainstream society.

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