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The TRA would like to encourage the community to support and uplift those living in Westlake. Westlake is located between Pollsmoor Prison, Steenberg Village Shopping Centre, Reddam School and the Westlake Office Park.

The Westlake United Church Trust (WUCT) was created in 2002 and is an award winning registered non-Profit Organisation that employs 61 people. The participants are seven churches from the Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian and Congregational communities who are actively involved in several of the projects set up in the Community Centre. WUCT acts as a hub for the community of approximately 12,000 people.

The mission of the WUCT Trust is to uplift and empower the residents of Westlake Village through education, skills development, youth development, job creation programmes and home based care, so that they will become a self-sustaining, thriving community. The projects include:

  • The Emmanuel Educare Centre, a registered pre-school for up to 210 children aged from 3 to 6 years.
  • A Home Based Care Department currently serving 450 patients in Westlake Village and the surrounding southern suburbs. It has six support groups for people with chronic diseases of lifestyle (diabetes, asthma, hypertension and associated illnesses). There are also support groups for HIV adults and children.
  • A Child Care and Protection Project in which 45 children, aged 6-16, meet in three support groups once a week. The children are given psycho-social support and focus on different themes, eg “grief and loss”.
  • A Community Advice Office (CAO) offers the community faxing/photocopying and CV writing services. They have a database of job seekers and assist villagers with applications for ID documents, government grants and pensions.
The CAO also operates a second-hand shop once a week. All donated items including household appliances, furniture and clothing are gratefully accepted.
  • Satellite projects include Crafting and Adult Education.

If residents are able to assist in any way, please contact: Tel: 021 702 1697

E-mail: dave.barnes@wuct.org.za

Website: http://www.wuct.org.za/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wuctsa