WEBCAS is a registered charity founded in 1993.
It was formed at the time when the two long stay
hospitals in the West of Berkshire area, Waylands
and Borocourt, were closed down and the patients
with learning disabilities were discharged into
residential care homes in the local community.
Volunteer Citizen Advocates were recruited by
the charity to visit, befriend and provide an
independent voice for these former patients and
also to others with a learning disability who were
living in similar settings.
The charity has now expanded its work in Berkshire
and Oxfordshire to provide a wide variety of advocacy
for people with learning disabilities including crisis and
professional advocacy and the development of self
WEBCAS has a dedicated team of staff, volunteers and
an enthusiastic Board of Trustees. It provides advocacy
and supports self advocacy groups for over 250 people
Patrick Slater founded WEBCAS with Tony Berrington. After many years of Chief Executive, Patrick died in November 2008. Tony was our Chairman for 14 years.