Since its inception, the Home has been visited by the distinguished dignitaries from time to time like President of India, Prime Minister of India, chief of the Army Staff and so on. The members retire after every three years but those who wish to continue can get re-elected. The Managing Committee meets once in a quarter to take decisions on policy matters and pass the annual budget and accounts.
Treasurer and one member nominated by the Managing Committee, meets every week to discuss control and review financial matters relating to the welfare of the residents, maintenance of building, problems of the staff, care, safety and security of the property and residents of the Home. BUILDING The Cheshire Home Dehradun is situated in a posh area of the city in a very impressive building which is more than years old and is located in an area of about 3 acres, surrounded by a big garden with flowers and number of fruits bearing trees.
The home has got separate wings for Female section, Male section and children section. It has got a multi-activity Hall of the size 83 X 32 ft. The Home has got separate rooms for running CBR activities and vocational training. There is an independent set up for the Early Intervention Centre to prevent disability and caters the need for physiotherapy. Two independent suites have also been constructed recently with all the necessary facilities to accommodate our guests coming to the Home.
The Home is also having an underground tank for rain water harvesting of the capacity of 1 lac. The water is used for bathrooms and gardening. Most of them are persons with cerebral palsy or are mentally challenged. They are looked after by the devoted trained staff all the 24 hours. Every care is taken to ensure good quality of food, medical facilities and other requirements of the residents of the Home.
The doctors visit the Home twice a week to take care of the health and welfare of the residents but are available as and when required. Fully hygienic conditions are maintained in the kitchen area as well as in the living areas of the residents. Two of its residents who got their education here as inmates namely kamala and Karan have taken jobs as they wished to stand on their own feet and have left home and are doing well in their new jobs.
In addition to the residents, in order to help those challenged children who cannot be admitted in home due to limitation of seats a Day Care Centre has been set up where a Vehicle from the Home goes to certain points fixed in the location around, to bring the children to home where they play and get together with other residents.
They are served lunch and are dropped back to the place from when they come. Efforts are made to provide them suitable jobs after their training in different concerns where they may lead a respectable and happy life.