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Deansgate Retirement Village is situated in Craighall Park in Johannesburg. It offers accommodation for the elderly regardless of race, religious affiliation or gender.

The Deans Shelter was established by the then Dean of Johannesburg to care for veterans of the second world war, who had serious difficulties in their efforts  to rehabilitate and adjust to civilian life. Having served its purpose as the Deans Shelter, Deansgate as it is known today became a home for the elderly.

The historical link with the Anglican Church is preserved in the form of a chapel in which the services, open to all, are conducted by priests from the Parish of St Martins-in-the-Veld as well as other Parishes in the area.

The home is situated in Craighall Park, close to the historical suburb of Parkhurst. It borders on the beautiful Delta Park and is close to the Braamfontein spruit.

Purpose and mission statement

Working as a team, we strive to deliver the best advice, healthcare and emotional support to the residents. We offer peace of mind to families who choose to leave their loved ones in our hands.

Executive Committee

Deansgate is a non-profit organisation (NPO) and is run by an Executive Committee that consists of 10 voluntary members. The committee is elected annually. The General Manager and Health Director is ex-officio.



The staff compliment at Deansgate is 70. Their objective is to maintain Deansgate as the preferred retirement foundation in the area, with the vision to work as a team that strives to deliver the best care to the residents. The staff is headed by Mrs Sandra Cadle who is the General Manager and Health Director being herself an experienced and highly qualified nurse sister with 19 years experience in the retirement industry.

We pride ourselves in our high nursing standards.