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11 April 2021
UWC Community Outreach Service heads to Mitchell's Plain to care for carers
On 14-15 April 2021, students and staff from the Faculty of Community and Health Sciences (CHS), Faculty of Law, Faculty of Dentistry and Faculty of Natural Sciences will be providing services to 140 carers in the Mitchell's Plain community.  

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has been working in the Mitchell's Plain community for over 20 years, placing health sciences students at various community organisations and institutions to deliver health and social care programmes that benefit the community members and university students.

The theme for the upcoming Outreach Programme is “Caring for the Carer” in which UWC will be bringing health screening, wellness talks, therapeutic, dental, and legal counselling services to the women and men who work tirelessly as Community Rehabilitation Workers (CRWs) and Home-based Carers in Mitchell's Plain. These carers are often at the frontline and are the first contact for many in the community with the health and social care system.