Cheshire Homes India – Chennai enters an historic phase leading up to its 50 th anniversary in 2008. It is with a feeling of satisfaction that the essence of this work in caring for the under privileged and disadvantaged members of our community continues, and brings with it, its own rewards in the achievements of the individual residents in their rehabilitation and successful careers.
CHENNAI CHESHIRE HOME
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE DISABLED
Cheshire Homes India – Chennai Unit , a residential home for the disabled enters an historic phase leading up to its 50 th anniversary. It was the vision of Leonard Cheshire back in 1948 that saw the rise of over 200 homes worldwide under the Cheshire umbrella, with 22 in India , and together with Mary Clubwalla the Madras Cheshire Home was started in December 1958.
It is with a feeling of satisfaction that the essence of this work in caring for the under privileged and disadvantaged members of our community continues with our Chennai Cheshire Home and brings with it, its own rewards in the achievements of the individual residents in their rehabilitation and successful careers. Our Community Based Rehabilitation project has added a new dimension to the care of persons with disability by addressing the problem at source. The key to this success has been, first to acknowledge that People with Disabilities are able to become part of the society with fullest participation in their socio economic political and cultural development with equal opportunity and protection of their rights .
Chennai Cheshire Home has consolidated its place in achieving this goal and it has been, thanks to the Government grants, that we have achieved the rehabilitation of the physically challenged of our care. The Government in its wisdom however, now sees that this sector has been secured with its polio pulse program. The demand for residential care, however, is in the category of cerebal palsy and mentally challenged, and we at Cheshire Home believe we have a responsibility to provide such support being one of the few homes offering residential care for the multiple disabled. Our Community Based Rehabilitation project, started in 2003 in the Kancheepuram District, Thiruporur Block and Tsunami affected areas, works with over 200 families in this rural environment which first supports the families at source with rehabilitation care, as well as addressing the holistic needs of the family. A fundraising appeal is being launched with the release of a brochure at a grand finale event to be held on 6 th September, 2008 .
We are proud of our achievement and success to date in the care of the physically challenged and multiple disabled. The work continues and we know that your care and concern of the past will enable us to continue to bring about success of our future endeavours.
With many thanks in anticipation of your support and cooperation in supporting us in the care of those less fortunate members of our community.
Equal attention and emphasis has been given to vocational training to give the residents technical skills and ability to earn their own living. Thanks to the sponsorship of LIFE NGO, a VOCATIONAL UNIT for disabled and underprivileged women has been established at the Home employing and training and income to our own residents as well as those in the local area and urban rural community around Tambaram
Occupational Therapy Centre
Our Occupational Therapy Centre comprising a Corrugation Box Production Unit and Plastic Injection Moulding Unit gives 10 of our residents training and industrial exposure. This is a training and income generation project with 8-10 commercial orders coming from Computer Graphics(Konica). Farm Suzanne, Bio Tech, and others.
The Home has given considerable attention to the physical development of the residents through physiotherapy, sensory integration session and pool therapy and regular physiotherapy is given by our physiotherapist.
All the residents have undergone coaching and have regular swimming sessions and pool therapy. The children benefit therapeutically and enjoy this session very much.
The CRAFT UNIT engages 8 of our more physically and multiple disabled residents with occupational therapy in the recycling of newspaper into paper bags and candle making , the production of which is gaining popularity among the eco friendly boutiques in the city.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
• Monthy sponsorship of a resident of Rs.1000/- per month.
• Remembering them with a special meal on birthdays, anniversaries, or festivals, at:
Rs.1000/- for breakfast
Rs.2000/- for vegetarian lunch or dinner
Rs.2500 for non-vegetarian lunch or dinner.
• Medicines for the Clinic
• Support for correctional surgery/calipers
• By just visiting the Home and spending time with the residents
• Computer training/teaching
• Orders for our corrugated box production unit/ plastic injection and buying newspaper bags
Please make cheques payable to:
“CHESHIRE HOME INDIA-CHENNAI”
Donations are exempt from
Income Tax (Sec.80G of Income Tax Act, 1961)
The Honorary Secretary
Cheshire Homes India – Chennai,
23A Third Seaward Road,
Valmiki Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur,
Chennai, 600 041, India
2441-7437 , 2440-5385
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