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About the organisation

The organisation was started in 1952 with the purpose of opening the school Vista Nova, when parents of children with cerebral palsy identified the need for assessment, treatment, and education of children with CP.

The school grew and so did the organisation as it developed a clinic in Red Cross as the need was identified for therapeutic intervention for children with cerebral palsy. Between 1972 and 1976 a social work service was started and by 1984 after an assessment on the needs by the Cerebral Palsy Clinic, De Heide Special Care Centre was established.

In 1990, Rosedon House was completed and the Palms work centre was started. Today, the WCCPA continues to operate the Cerebral Palsy Clinic at Red Cross, De Heide Special Care Centre, Rosedon House, The Village Work Centre (an amalgamation of the Rosedon and Palms work centre) and the Social Services programmes, providing for both adults and children who have cerebral palsy.

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Nostalgia during CP awareness month We earmarked March as CP Awareness Month and visited a couple of places to share our information. A spontaneous decision saw Suzy going along for the ride and the nostalgia she brought back for many people was quite poignant. We...

Interested in running the Two Oceans Half-Marathon For WCCPA?

WCCPA has 10 half marathon charity entries for the Two Oceans Marathon – interested in purchasing an entry? Contact Cheryl at [email protected] for more information.

February – the month of love, and self-love and care

February is often known for being a month dedicated to and all about love. But February is not only about valentines and sweethearts; instead it can also be a month for self-love and self-care, fostering relationships with family and friends, and loving others. Be...

Become A WCCPA Member

We would like to invite you to become a member of our Association! What is expected of you? Nothing much.. all we need is your presence at our annual meetings and your interest in the Association! The membership fee is quite low and is indicated on our membership...

68th Annual General Meeting

Notice Is hereby given of the 68th Annual General Meeting of the Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association via the ZOOM MEETING PLATFORM on Thursday 30th September 2021 at 19:00. RSVP by 22 September 2021 to [email protected] for registration. Link will be sent when we...

Donations-In-Kind Drive July 2021

For the month of July (Mandela month), the Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association will host a donations-in-kind ‘drive’ for the benefit of children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. #kindness #helpfillourpantry #cpawareness

Mandela Day – 18 July 2021

For the month of July (Mandela month) the Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association [WCCPA] will host a donations-in-kind ‘drive’ for the benefit of children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities: • The Cerebral Palsy Clinic (at Red Cross Children’s...

Casual Day – 3 September 2021

The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association calls all angels and superheroes this Casual Day – 3 September 2021 Courage and Kindness Everyone loves Casual Day! And the WCCPA invites all fun-loving, courageous and kind South Africans to support us this Casual Day! So,...

Post-school programmes for school leavers at WCCPA

Government policies and promises of an inclusive society for people with disabilities is cold comfort to parents of teenagers and young adults with cerebral palsy. As these young people left their Schools for Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN Schools) at the...

December 2019

As an organisation dedicated to the needs of people with the debilitating effects of Cerebral Palsy, the Western Cape Cerebral Association approaches the end of 2019 reflecting on how successful we have been in improving the lives of our beneficiaries. We serve people...
Call For Donations In Kind

Call For Donations In Kind

The needs across our WCCPA projects are great and differ according to the services provided at each project. The expense budget for all our projects exceeds R13 million per anum and that is beside the donations in kind we receive! But, the donations in kind we are...

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In Memoriam – Beverly Biem

In Memoriam – Beverly Biem

The Management Board, staff and staff of De Centre Special Care Centre wishes to remember the family of Beverley Biem. Beverley was a huge part of De Heide for the 30 years she worked at the Centre. She will be missed and always in our hearts.

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Therapy Blocks

Therapy Blocks

Sit, stand, lay Custom made therapy blocks donated to the WCCPA Cerebral Palsy Clinic at Red Cross Hospital Therapy blocks are issued to children with cerebral palsy as part of their daily strengthening and exercise programme. Many of the children attending the CP...

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