Who are we and what we do?

Primarily dedicated to meeting the needs of people with severe to profound mental and physical disabilities, Woodside provides a high standard of holistic care within a stimulating and homely environment. Originally founded in 1955, the home has been extended over the years to provide accommodation for up to 120 permanent residents. Most of the residents are sleeping in wards, a few are accommodated in single bedrooms and one section is functioning as a home-unit where they share double rooms. Several areas exits within the home where residents attend different
stimulation programmes. All clients who are referred to the home are assessed prior to being admitted as a resident. A gradual introduction period to the home is normally recommended as a trial period so the home can assure itself, the residents and the family that the placement is appropriate.


Woodside is committed to:


  • Offer the highest standards of holistic nursing care for our residents with our service models designed to deliver a tailored package of care to each individual. This service is given within a respectful and caring service-orientated environment.
  • Creating a culture of continuous professional development and to always share our knowledge and expertise with other agencies in this field.
  • Always being accountable to our staff, residents, parents and donors through an accessible open door policy.





To significantly contribute towards the Social Development of South Africa’s disability services by providing a centre of safety and excellence in holistic nursing care and stimulation for profoundly intellectually disabled persons. To offer help and hope to discouraged families and inspiration, encouragement and training to our dedicated staff and students in caring for our Residents.