Cheshire Homes: Creating an Inclusive Society to Accept the Differently-abled

People with disability have all the rights to freedom, respect, equality and dignity. However, they are among some of the most vulnerable people in our society due to their dependence on others for care and support or the nature of their disability.

 

Cheshire Homes, a unique institution, stems due to the human tragedy caused by World War II.  Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, an air force pilot, after the nuclear bombing of Nagasaki in 1946 decided to devote his life to set up Homes for the disabled and other victims of the war.

 

Established in the year 1955 by Cheshire Home, Mumbai (CHM) is the first home outside the U.K. set up as a residential care for terminally ill and disabled men with no means or support. Cheshire Home continues to provide residential care services to men with disabilities. The organisation over the years has grown and evolved into a comprehensive need-based services provider through Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Programme initiated in the year 2004-05 for the benefit of children and adults with disabilities.

 

The Cheshire Services in India is reaching out to around 20,000 people in a year with disabilities directly across 22 Districts in India. Services like Day care homes, health, education and programs for youth are successfully being run by this organization to uplift and heal the victims.

 

Cheshire Home Efforts

Established in the year 1955 by Cheshire Home, Mumbai (CHM) is the first home outside the U.K. set up as a residential care for terminally ill and disabled men with no means or support. Cheshire Home continues to provide residential care services to men with disabilities. 

 

Residential Care

The residential care beneficiaries are provided free medical care, recommended diets and nutritional food, opportunities for recreational and engaging activities.They are encouraged to pursue their interests and hobbies. At the in-house workshop residents are involved in making creative handcrafted products like hand bags, pouches, candles, statues (clay models), Diyas (Lamps) during Diwali etc.

 

Community Based Rehabilitation 

The primary focus of the CBR Programme is Inclusive education for the children with disabilities and economic empowerment for all disabled persons in the community through addressing primary barriers; socio-economic circumstances, community attitudes, lack or absence of health services and awareness which impede a child’s social inclusion and subsequent educational inclusion.

 

Sustainable Livelihood

Creating awareness amongst corporates/business entities and provide jobs for Persons with Disabilities, through regular recruitments, recruitment drives and job fairs, followed by workplace integration of PWDs and workplace sensitization sessions. Cheshire Home organises Job fairs often in collaboration with Govt. bodies, NGOs and Industry Associations/Federations.

 

Message from Cheshire Homes

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. Join the circle of spreading happiness. Extend your help to Us and we inturn can help those in our care.

 

Letsallhelp.org and Cheshire Homes

Letsallhelp.org joins hands in Cheshire Home’s mission to assist people with disabilities regardless of colour, race or creed by creating conditions necessary for physical, mental and spiritual well being of the disabled persons. 

 

What they need and how you can contribute

Cheshire Homes need the following every month to support 70 members and support staff.



Rice - 210 Kgs

Pulses (Dal) - 252 Kgs

Flour (Atta) - 420 Kgs

Milk Powder - 210 Packets

Cooking Oil - 42 lt/month

Tooth Brush - 70 

Tooth Paste - 140

Shampoo - 3

Soap - 72

 

Click here to see how much has been donated already and how you can contribute towards Cheshire Home’s food and hygiene needs.

 

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