Robertson House is a warm and welcome multi-racial home for persons over the age of 18 years with permanent spinal cord injuries.
Robertson House, a registered Non-Profit Organisation, 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.
Robertson House’s vision is to provide full accommodation with 24-hour care services for persons with permanent spinal cord injuries in an environment conducive to maximal privacy and independence.
By providing accommodation to persons with permanent spinal cord injuries the organisation also strive to protect and promote the interests of the residents and to remove those physical, legal and attitudinal barriers which hinder the integration of persons with disabilities into the community.
What is paraplegia or quadriplegia?
Paraplegia means paralysis of the legs and lower part of the body. It involves the loss of sensation (pain, temperature, vibration and position) as well as the loss of motion. It may also include paralysis of the bladder and bowels. Paraplegia may be caused by injury to or disease in the lower spinal cord or peripheral nerves or by such brain disorders as cerebral palsy. Quadriplegia also involves the loss of sensation as explained above, but means paralysis of both arms and both legs.
Donations & Support
One of Robertson House’ fundraising projects are Club 500.
Should you be interested to join this wonderful opportunity to raise much needed funds towards care services, please click below for more information.
Milnerton, Cape Town