Adult Care

WCAPD and registered APD Branches have in recent years experieced a concerning increase in the need for quality care for adults with disabilities across communities in the Western Cape. Althought service delivery and intervention within WCAPD and registered APD Branches have developed within the scope of “Family Preservation”, APD Branches struggle with providing a truly accessible and inclusive service to vulnerable persons with disabilities in their local communities with lacking community capacity, -resources, -participation and –drive. APD Branches with the ongoing support of WCAPD, established various Adult Care resources within their communities, continuously working towards inclusion for all persons with disabilities.

Adult Daycare Centres

APD Adult Daycare Centres are non-residential facilities for persons with severe and profound disabilities that provides educational and physical development, training, stimulation and care. In many cases, it also provides an important respite service to families of those with severe and profound disabilities in local communities.

Residential Care Facilities

WCAPD currently have three residential care facilities. We have Robertson House, Wallace Anderson Home & Goukam Health...

Adult Daycare Centres

APD Adult Daycare Centres are non-residential facilities for persons with severe and profound disabilities that provides educational and physical development, training, stimulation and care. In many cases, it also provides an important respite service to families of those with severe and profound disabilities in local communities.

Specific objectives of these centres include but are not limited to:

• Ensuring that persons with severe and profound disabilities enjoy a meaningful and productive life, in conditions that ensure dignity, promote self-reliance and facilitate the person’s active participation in the community;

• Ensuring that persons with severe and profound disabilities is treated as a unique individual and provide optimal opportunity to persons with severe and profound disabilities to develop to his/her full potential under the care and guidance of responsible staff within a supportive and safe environment;

• Ensuring that persons with severe and profound disabilities are recognized as important role players in planning which affects them;

• Stimulating the development of the following skills:
– Motor (movement)
– Social / emotional (feelings & behaviour)
– Communication (talking &  understanding)
– Self-help
– Cognitive development (learning and understanding)

Residential Care Facilities

Robertson House

Robertson House, a registered Non Profit Organisation situated in Sanddrift, Milnerton, is a warm and welcome home for persons over the age of 18 years with permanent spinal cord injuries. Robertson House accommodates mostly persons with quadriplegia and all our residents use wheelchairs for mobility.

Their spinal cord injuries were caused by diving accidents , road and motor vehicle accidents, rugby and violence related injuries.

Wallace Anderson Home

Wallace Anderson Home situated in Riversdale is independent and receives no funding from any government departments. The 5 residents, with permanent spinal cord injuries, actively take part in the running of the Home. Some of their very successful programmes are:
• an onsite business run by residents and assisted external help, Wallace Anderson Computer Designs, are open to the public for business;
• plants are sold from the premises in collaboration with a local nursery to supplement their funds

Private donations and fundraising projects further supplement their fundraising. The main purpose for fundraising is to acquire solar panels as load shedding has a detrimental impact on those residents needing power 24 hours a day.

Goukam Health

Goukam Health is a government subsidised facility also situated in Riversdal. The facility is well-known and supported by the community. The facility provides respite and rehabilitation to people whose families are not in the position to care for them at all times.

Services include:
• three (3) beds available for respite residents who receive care for three (3) weeks,
• and six (6) beds for residential care.