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Introduction

Homes or group homes can be government run or private residence for people with This diminished intellectual ability can be congenital, genetic, caused by injury at birth, motor vehicle accident, sickness or environmental deficiencies. chronic disabilities,which include some intellectual Impairments who cannot live with their families due to their disability. These homes are often called "Homes of Safety"residents are intellectually disabled individuals who are unable to function without guidance and protection.

Examples are Down Syndrome, Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and oxygen deprivation at birth.

and can cater for children, young adults, adults and seniors. Typically there are an average of six residents and at least one trained caregiver there for 24 hours a day, although there are normally more caregivers, depending on the amount of residence and the care that they need. Those disabled individuals with intellectual Impairments that normally live in these homes include impairments such as:

  • Autism
  • Intellectual disabilities such as Down Syndrome
  • chronic or long-term mental/psychiatric disorders.

Types of Homes

There are a variety of different types of homes that exist including:

Introduction

Homes or group homes can be government run or private residence for people with This diminished intellectual ability can be congenital, genetic, caused by injury at birth, motor vehicle accident, sickness or environmental deficiencies. chronic disabilities,which include some intellectual Impairments who cannot live with their families due to their disability. These homes are often called "Homes of Safety"residents are intellectually disabled individuals who are unable to function without guidance and protection.

Examples are Down Syndrome, Foetal Alcohol Syndrome and oxygen deprivation at birth.

and can cater for children, young adults, adults and seniors. Typically there are an average of six residents and at least one trained caregiver there for 24 hours a day, although there are normally more caregivers, depending on the amount of residence and the care that they need. Those disabled individuals with intellectual Impairments that normally live in these homes include impairments such as:

  • Autism
  • Intellectual disabilities such as Down Syndrome
  • chronic or long-term mental/psychiatric disorders.

Types of Homes

There are a variety of different types of homes that exist including:

  1. Quad Homes or Self-Help Centres -  They house Quadriplegics and Paraplegics and are run with the assistance of the QuadPara  association of South Africa and the Provincial version of the  QuadPara association that the Home resides in.
  2. Cheshire Homes  - Cheshire Homes in South Africa is affiliated to Leonard Cheshire International in London.

Quad Homes or Self-Help Centres

Some forms of  Disabilities have Organizations, that start and finance homes to cater for some of its members. An example of this are the self-help centres, sometimes called "Quad Homes", which house Quadriplegics and Paraplegics. These are run with the assistance of the QuadPara association of South Africa and the Provincial version of the  QuadPara association that the Home resides in. These self-help centres are managed by the residents who are responsible for all aspects of the running of these houses. Each resident in the house has duties and responsibilities and the residents work together to ensure the success and sustainability of the house.

The self-help centres employ staff who are trained to take care of the residents day-to-day needs. Each self help centre has a kitchen which provides for the dietary requirements of the residents. The self-help centres have wheelchair accessible vehicles which provide transport for the residents. These houses receive very little funding from the government and depend on various initiatives to raise funds Living in a self-help centre allows the residents to take control of and be responsible for their lives. It comes with a huge amount of responsibility and it is a lot of hard work to manage and sustain the self-help centres. The residents live in what is basically a communal home for wheelchair users and combine their various skills to ensure the smooth running of the self-help centre.

An example of this is The Andries Olivier Durbanville Quadriplegic Centre in Cape Town. The QuadPara Association of the Western Cape (QAWC) assists quadriplegics and paraplegics in the Western Cape. This includes the support of this "Home" and others in the Western Cape.

Vision, Mission and Goals

Cheshire Homes in South Africa have a Vision, Mission and Goals that they strive to, they include:

Vision: “A society for all where Persons with Disabilities have equal opportunities”

Mission: “To provide care support services that empower Persons with Disabilities”

Goals:

  • To alleviate discrimination against people with disabilities
  • To provide early childhood development
  • To support livelihood development
  • To create independent living opportunities
  • To promote service user participation in  service development

Vision, Mission and Goals

 

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