Cresset House

Cresset House is a village in Glen Austen in Midrand which caters for adults with intellectual disabilities.

There are approximately 50 villagers who live in 6 houses on the property.   In each house there is a house parent, a co-worker and a domestic.   There is a workshop where the villagers work on contracts that we might get e.g. putting shower caps into boxes for the hotels.   Those who can’t manage that are part of a stimulation group where they colour or do puzzles under supervision.   We used to have a large organic vegetable garden and tunnels but unfortunately due to the drought last year and an influx of rabbits these are no longer.   Some villagers work outside and there is a woodworking area where some of the villagers can make simple things e.g. bread boards.