About Woodside Sanctuary


Woodside Sanctuary is a registered PBO (18/11/13/1075) and NPO (000-819) which was established in 1955 by a group of concerned parents looking for a “home from home” environment for their children with special care needs. The main aim of the Sanctuary is to provide excellence in holistic care and stimulation for profoundly intellectually disabled children and adults, offering help and hope to discouraged families, as well as love and care.

The Sanctuary is run by a committee made up of professionals and business people who have a specific interest in caring for the profoundly handicapped. The Committee sets policy and monitors the running of the home. We pride ourselves in ensuring that the Sanctuary is managed in a professional manner in accordance with high corporate governance principles. In addition to the manager, Woodside employs a full time accountant and our accounting procedures are monitored by an outside accounting company. Annual audits are conducted and we are able to account fully for all funds we received.

We provide outstanding Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Remidial Therapy, Medical and additional Therapeutic services to our residents, many of whom no longer have parents or whose families cannot afford to pay fees to keep them at the Sanctuary.

Today, we are even more determined to continue our service to those who come to us asking for help and care. We also continue to assist others who are less fortunate than us by offering Training Workshops and Follow-up support to NGO’s and CBO’s operating in disadvantaged areas.