About Us

Cheshire Home Mumbai established in the year 1955 by Late Group Captain Leonard Cheshire V.C., U.K. Cheshire Home Mumbai 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 Homes India, Mumbai (CHM) is a non-profit organisation registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and under Bombay Public Trusts Act 1950 with registrations under 80-G and a valid FCRA.

Cheshire Home continues to provide residential care services to men with disabilities. The organisation over the years 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 CBR programme focuses on providing services and interventions in the areas of inclusive education and access to health for children with disabilities, and sustainable livelihood intervention for youth with disabilities.

The need based services include providing as well as facilitating special education, inclusive education, physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, provision of assistive devices/aids and appliances, mobilising support for corrective surgeries of children with disabilities, vocational guidance and skills training to youth with disabilities followed by employment and self employment assistance.

Cheshire Home works with the various stakeholders namely; the policy makers, relevant government departments, mainstream school teachers, community health works, medical/health professionals, NGOs, skills training organisations, industry bodies/associations, employers/corporates, families of persons with disabilities and the community at large with the aim to address cross-sectional issues that impact the well being and rights of persons with disabilities.

 

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. We believe that each disabled person has a unique ability in disability and that persons with disabilities should have the personal freedom to pursue their aspirations.

Aims and Objectives

  • To provide the best of services of residential care to persons with disabilities, nutrition, medical care and opportunities to the residents to realize their potential.
  • To provide assistance to children with disabilities (CWDs)in accessing education in mainstream schools and retain/complete their primary education through family counseling, and preparatory education support to facilitate mainstream education.
  • To provide as well as facilitate specialised health interventions to children and adults with disability like therapy, aids and appliances, facilitate support for corrective surgeries and medical care.
  • To make persons with disability aware of their employment rights including employer sensitization and to protect employment rights of eligible persons with disability and thereby facilitate wage and self employment to PWDs and create awareness among the disabled persons, family members and other stakeholders about government schemes and disability related information.
  • To provide assistance in rehabilitation services by networking with other organisations.
  • Undertake any activity relevant and incidental to ensure the rights of persons

Facilities, Programmes and Services at Cheshire Home’s Premises:

  • The Residential Quarters for Men With Disabilities
  • Handicraft Workshop for Residential Care Beneficiaries
  • Therapy Centre providing Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy services to Children with Disabilities
  • Skills Training Centre and a Computer Lab for Training of Youth with Disabilities
  • Day Care Centre Providing Special Education Services to Children with Disabilities
  • A Sensory Garden for Children with Disabilities
  • Organic Vegetable Garden and Composting Facility
  • Center for Empowerment of Mothers of Children with Disabilities (Tailoring Unit)