Friday, May 14, 2010

Cape Town's Plan To Clean Up Homeless

The city of Cape Town has released a plan to address its homelessness, focusing on providing housing, supplying jobs and reuniting homeless people with their families. This plan was announced with just 34 days left before the start of the World Cup.

Armed with more than 1 000 disposable razors, 6 000 bars of soap, 6 000 toothbrushes, 4 000 tubes of toothpaste and 1 000 blankets, the city is also to make sure the people are clean and well groomed for the duration of the programme. It will also create 600 temporary jobs to assist vulnerable people with the reintegration process, paying them R40 a shift. And for the first time, the city has set up a homeless people operation centre that will co-ordinate all activities and function after normal working hours.

City unveils 2010 for homeless
Cape Times
May 7, 2010