A Short History of Logwood Village
- Logwood Village has its genesis in the Sunfield Homes Association, which established a small home in a Magaliesberg farmhouse in 1954 on the initiative of a number of parents. With a growing reputation for the proficient manner in which it cared for its first residents, the Association’s work expanded fast.
- As a result of wide interest by parents of children with an intellectual disability it became necessary by 1955 for the Sunfield Homes Association to buy larger premises – Greendale Farm in Howick, KwaZuluNatal.
- This became the Mother Home as additional properties were bought in different parts of the country to fulfill the demand for additional homes for people with intellectual disabilities. As the years passed, new Sunfield Homes were established in KwaZuluNatal, Western Cape, Mpumalanga and Gauteng.
- Logwood came into being in 1986 with the purchase of a property by the Sunfield Association. Its first 10 residents entered the doors of their new home in January 1987.
- Management fell under the jurisdiction of the board of governors of the Sunfield Association until 1996, when the first elected management board of Logwood took over the running of the home. In April of that year all responsibility for running Logwood passed to the new management board, and Logwood became fully autonomous. The Sunfield Homes Association was disbanded.
- Logwood continued to develop its premises on a spacious 18-hectare farm in Nooitgedacht, north west of Johannesburg. In 2003 the organization embarked on a transition strategy to develop its position into one of the most vibrant organizations of its kind.
- In 2005 Logwood Village was adopted as the official name, and launched its new corporate identity with its telling tagline, “ Embracing People, Embracing Life” to reinforce its commitment as a progressive organisation that provides optimal independence for the adults in its care and the community in which it works.