Some points on the preamble
- Issue on typical vocational rehabilitation.
- Importance of traditional skills.
- Decent and fair employment / work on Importance of commercial market analysis.
- Focus on service sector.
Elements and their contents
- Vocational – formal and informal/traditional
- Skills transfer from home to work o Life and work skills and orientation
- Vocational guidance
- Mainstream skills training
Access to capital
- Savings inc. group savings
- Guarantors and collateral
- Knowledge of resources and sources of capital
- Linkage and possible merging with other mainstream groups
Income generating activities
- Protected [sheltered] schemes
- Focus on service sector
- On-going guidance and support
- Active lobbying
- Legal obligations on employers inc. affirmative action and quotas
- Diversity awareness within communities
- Equality of treatment at work for people with disabilities
- ‘Reasonable adjustments’ by an employer e.g. adaptations to working environment, ways of working
- Supported employment [inc. job coaching, mentoring etc.]
- Social capital and enterprise
Economic contribution and social protection
For those working:
- As resource persons e.g. peer support and counselling.
- At skills training and as role models.
- At employment creation – services and goods to the community.
- At contributing to the household.
- At consumer role – services and goods.
- At Economic empowerment.
For those who cannot get employment nor have a decent income:
- Social security.
- Mutual assistance in community.
- Micro insurance schemes i.e. pensions, health and funeral expenses.
- Support from family or official career guidance
- Table – banking, savings.