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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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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...

Casual Day – 06 September 2019

The public’s contribution of R10 for a Casual Day sticker entitles them to express their individual interpretation of the annual theme through their outfits, which also allows them to show their support for the full inclusion and equity of persons with disabilities....

Dr Arends honoured for her work

The Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association (WCCPA) unveiled a commemorative plaque at Red Cross War Memorial Hospital in honour of Dr Arens who spent most of her career caring for children with cerebral palsy. She published many studies on these topics and pioneered...

WCCPA Introduces new icon

The WCCPA is excited to introduce a new, more inclusive icon that will represent those diagnosed with cerebral palsy in an inclusive, empowered, mobile and active light. The message conveyed by the icon is that people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities are...

Suzy’s Retirement

Suzy has been one of the most active, on-the-ground fundraisers for the Western Cape Cerebral Palsy Association (WCCPA) for 66 years. You will remember her in your local shopping malls, wearing her blue dress and holding her red collection box and teddy bear. The doll...
WCCPA Updated Constitution

WCCPA Updated Constitution

At a Special General Meeting held on the 9th of September 2021, the WCCPA Constitution 2014 was amended. The new Constitution 2021 is available here and at our offices and on our website. View here

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Gone, But Not Forgotten

Gone, But Not Forgotten

The Management Board, staff and staff of Rosedon House wishes to remember the families of the following angels who have passed on: Charmaine Moore · Born -14 June 1961 …..Passed on - 4 March 2021 Vincent Dyer · Born – 13 September 1949 - Passed on - 12 April 2021...

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