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RESOURCE LIST

REFERAL TO SOCIAL WORKER


A. Grant applications
Department Of Social Development (SASSA)
• Patients should be referred as soon as a social Cnr Church & Bosman Street Department of Health
problem is identified and preferable before dis Pretoria Central (012) 328 4026
charge.
B. ID Applications
• A written consultation is required on the yellow Department of Home Affairs
social work referral form (SW 1) Cnr. Struben str & D.F Malam Driveway
• The referring doctor should write clearly his / Pretorious Street (012) 323 1860

her name and contact details


C. Hospices / Home based care
• A diagnosis should be provided 1. Leratong Hospice (012) 375 0900
• Possible discharge date must be indicated 2. Sangardens Hospice (012) 348 107
3. Eesterust hospice (012) 806 8215
• Clearly stipulate the reason for social work
referral
4. Mamelodi hospice (012) 805 7637
5. Riviningo Hospice (012) 328 5263
Tshwane District Hospital
• The relevant social worker must be informed
D. Homeless shelter
telephonically of the referral
1. Salvation Army (012) 327 3005
• The referral must be left in the social box in the 2. Struben no.2 Shelter (012) 377 4396
ward or as arranged 3. Mahube Shelter (012) 322 7428
4. Porter’s House (012) 320 2123
• Written feedback will then be provided on the
referral form which will then be kept in the E. Old Aged homes
medical file 1. Huis Davidtz (012) 321 9039 Social Work
• Verbal feedback will also be provided to the sis- 2. Margaretha Ackerman (012) 327 4358
3. Mothwa heaven (012) 335 0853
ter in charge and the doctor 4. Lode wyk spies (012) 806 7011
Department
• Inpatients to be seen within 24hrs of referral 5. Andries snyman retirerment (012)806 7216
• Out patients and casualty patients to be seen
F. Alcohol and drug abuse services
the same day of referral or where possible
1. Sanca (012) 542 1124.
schedule an appointment 2. Nicro (012) 3268115 Tel: (012) 354-5690
3. A.A (012) 322 6047 Cnr Voortrekker & Dr Savage Road, Capital Park
4. Castle Carey (012) 542 3030 Private Bag X179, Pretoria, 0001
NB: No after hours or week-ends services
Designed by: TDH Communications
VISION
To function as part of the multidisciplinary health PROBLEMS ATTENDED INTERVENTION TECH-
team by focusing on empowering, promoting and
NIQUES USED
restoring the bio-psychosocial functioning of pa-
tients and their significant others as well as the • Child abuse and neglect • Assessment skills
community. • Adoption referrals • Exploration skills
• Abandoned and lost children • Communication skills
MISSION • Psychiatric patients / Para-suicides • Problem solving
To provide accessible and efficient psychosocial • Terminally ill patients • Information giving
services to patients. • Homelessness and unknown patients • Relationship building
To render professional services in assisting pa- • Geriatric • Therapeutic counselling
tients to regain optimum social functioning • Substance abuse • Bereavement counselling
and to improve their quality of life. • HIV/AIDS • Trauma debriefing
• Play therapy
OBJECTIVES • Family therapy
• To counsel and educate patients and / or their significant • Parental guidance
others about the psychosocial implications of illnesses /

disabilities, management and adherence to medication

• To ensure optimal quality of life of patients through psy- COUNSELLING APPROACHES


INTERVENTION METHODS USED
chosocial interventions

• To educate and train team members and the community


• Case work: Individual therapy • Person centered approach (PCA)
on the psychosocial implication of illnesses
• Group work: Family therapy • Bio-psycho-social model
• To offer student training
• Community work: Campaigns • Problem solving approach
• To network with stakeholders for reintegration of patients
• Training • Crisis intervention
in the community
• Research
• To participate in health care research

Designed by: TDH Communications