It is reported that about 35 staff, including 22 qualified social workers, refuse to continue working in the Milpark building in Milnerton because the structure is in such a state of disrepair. One staff member claims to have almost been hit by a collapsing ceiling panel.
Because of this situation, social workers have been forced to work from their car.
Kath Brinks, founder of the Little Brinks Foundation, an organisation working hand-in-hand with the Department of Social Development says the situation is terrible.
She has to visit these offices at least twice a week and claims the waiting room has a gaping hole in the ceiling where water gushes in during rains.
These social workers need help, they deserve better and they need to be safe while they are working— Kath Brinks, founder of the Little Brinks Foundation
Brinks says she commends the social workers for still trying to do their jobs under such circumstances and not become angry about it.
All they are saying is that they need a safe environment not only for them but for their clients too— Kath Brinks, founder of the Little Brinks Foundation
Attempts to obtain a response from the Department of Social Development have been unsuccessful.
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