cropped-woodside_40_logo_large.pngWoodside Special Care Centre is a residential home caring for 80 profoundly intellectually and physically disabled residents and is situated in Rondebosch East, Cape Town, South Africa. Since its inception in 1976 Woodside has worked diligently towards building a home of safety and security for its residents, all of whom require specialized care and who are unable to remain within their family units.

Woodside also fosters children who are wards of the court – these are children who have been neglected or abandoned by their families.

The key services we provide at Woodside are:

  • 24 hour professional nursing care
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Respite care (daily or hourly relief care to families with multi-disabled children)

Our main aim is to provide holistic care and stimulation to our profoundly multi-disabled residents and offer hope and help to discouraged families. We also aim to equip our Centre with the necessary materials and equipment which will enable our staff to operate at a high level of professionalism in all spheres of the services we offer to our residents.

Woodside is a place of encouragement, inspiration and constant training for its dedicated staff. With continuous training the staff will be able to provide up-to-date care and stimulation to our residents.

The service levels at Woodside are of a very high standard and comprise of a professional administration under the guidance of a general manager, a professional nursing sister and qualified staff nurses, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist and a fundraising and public relations department.

Our Management Board:

Mrs L Jones – Chairperson

Mr J Alexander – Vice Chairperson

Mr R Munsie – Treasurer

Dr van Bever Donker

Mr S de Klerk

Mr M Bagraim

Mr M Mavuya

Mr G Weinberg


Mr A Gibson

Mrs I Franzen

Mr W Rawson

Mr T Cumming

Mr P Bieber

Our Registration Details:
Fundraising number: 088001780004
Welfare Organization number: 3118
NPO (Non profit organization): 003-126
Registered as a PBO: Public Benefit Organisation
Sec 18 A: Exemption Reference Number: RG/0109/09/05