The Woodhouse Craft Centre was founded by Mrs Betty Woodhouse in 1971. It was established to provide employment in friendly surroundings for elderly and disabled persons resident in Oxted and surrounding areas.

From small beginnings in an old school, the Centre is now housed in a large new air-conditioned building opposite Tandridge Leisure Pool and next to the Red Cross.

Mrs Betty Woodhouse, who died in 1995, was awarded the MBE in 1981 in recognition of her untiring work in setting up the Centre and other local projects.