A range of work areas
The residents join one of nine work teams with supervision, based on their levels of functioning and interests. These work areas provide therapeutic value along with all the benefits of a proper job – servitude, acknowledgement, pride, self-esteem, companionship, quality of life and hope.

Intellectually disabled day workers from the area also join the teams. The working day starts at 09:00 and ends at 16:30, and this includes lunch and breaks. The services and products that are sold provide an important income stream to Horizon House and its residents.

Training
All the work-area teams receive continuous training to perform their daily duties independently in addition to acquiring a range of life skills.

External employment
Some of the residents are employed by businesses in the area.

Arts and Crafts

Handwork remains an old favourite, and produces a range of quality items such as quilts and bedding, throws, knitted items, toys, kitchen smalls and many more. Each piece is unique. Visit us to see the range of items on offer or contact handwerk@huishorison.org.za for more information.

The Studio is home to the creative team, who you will find hard at work on an array of colourful and arty projects, including mosaic work, quilting, decorating old suitcases and doing wonderfully creative things with unwanted items. Contact instrukteur@huishorison.org.za for more information.

Bakery

The bakery was created when Annie de Klerk saw an opportunity for starting a bakery as a work area. With the inputs from Tannie Alta, they developed the recipes for a range of rusks and biscuits that are still being produced here. Click here to download our latest price list.

The Chicken pies and Bobotie are regular favourites, but on order only! Orders can be placed from Mondays to Wednesdays. Open weekdays from 09:00 to 16:00. E-mail: bakkery@huishorison.org.za

We also bake custom or bulk orders and supply to guest houses. Please contact bemarking@huishorison.org.za for more information.

Woodwork

This team does magic by restoring and repairing furniture. This includes matting, riempie work, sanding down and varnishing. We also make new wooden toys, doll’s houses, various small items, kiddies furniture, and garden and patio furniture to sell.

Items can be made on order. For furniture repairs, feel free to bring your broken furniture and we will quote you on the repairs. Open weekdays 09:00 – 16:00

Please contact Francois Burrows tegniesedienste@huishorison.org.za for further information.

Garden and Estate Services

This group, fondly known as “The Green Team”, is constantly busy in the gardens and across the estate, and takes responsibility for all aspects of the gardens and grounds around the centre.

Kitchen

This group prepares meals for the residents and keeps the kitchen and dining-room clean and tidy. They also undergo training to prepare refreshments for meetings and internal functions or catering.

Laundry

The laundry team are alway busy. They fulfill an important function, taking care of all the washing and ironing of the centre and its residents.

Maintenance

Our maintenance team helps with the repair work and the maintenance of the buildings and grounds whether it be small or big.

They also do preventative maintenance to keep the premises in tip top condition.

Recycling

The heart of Horizon House is green. 

This group, which includes people from Horizon House, the Stellenbosch Work Centre and the Kayamandi Forum for Differently Abled People, sorts cardboard, paper and glass. We appeal to homes and businesses to send us their recycling, which includes office paper, boxes, newspaper, old books and magazines.

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Cleaning services

No job is too big or small, and everyone has an important role. Our cleaning team takes on a critical function of cleaning the offices and communal areas, and keeping the premises neat and tidy.