The Turfhall Cheshire Home provides 24-hour specialised care to 68 physically disabled adults. Our mission is to assist people with disabilities, regardless of their colour, race or creed, by providing the conditions necessary for their physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
We opened our doors in 1984, a registered NPO and PBO, affiliated to the Leonard Cheshire Disability Global Alliance which works to improve the lives of disabled people in 54 countries. In South Africa, we have 17 homes of which the Turfhall Cheshire Home is one of 3 in the Western Cape. Each home is responsible for its own funding activities.

How long has your Organisation been operational?

36 years

Is your Organisation a registered entity? If so, please list your registration details below for eg: NPO Number, PBO Number, NPC Number etc

Yes, we are registered :
NPO 014-845
PBO 930025578

Do you have a Wish List? If so, please post it below:

Wish List – Turfhall Cheshire Home
Gloves
Masks
Linen savers
Dry Food & Milk
Specialised Wheelchairs
Vehicle Insurance
Board Games
Toiletries

Where can we find your Organisation online? Please list links to your Website and Social Media Platforms here:

Website: www.turfhall.org.za
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/turfhallcheshire/
Twitter: @CheshireHomeCT
Pinterest: https://za.pinterest.com/turfhallturfhal/pins/
Instagram: turfhallcheshirehome
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzGPgVwssuAMNAn6QSgfH6g

Which Cause achievement are you most proud of? Feel free to elaborate on why and include any links:

We are the proud recipients of the VoQoL (Voice-activated Quality-of-Life) project, created by Coral Tech in 2017 and sponsored by the Telkom Foundation. In October 2018, the VoQoL project won a large grant in the prestigious SAB Foundation Social Innovations Awards, allowing the project to be expanded to other provinces in South Africa. Coral Tech wanted to get a more formal measure of the impact of the VoQoL system for these recipients and, after a year of use, engaged a third-party data analyst to interview Turfhall Cheshire Home residents and staff to get their feedback. The full impact report can be found on the Coral Tech VoQoL website at https://bit.ly/35VYtmP

The 2020 Coronavirus pandemic outbreak and subsequent lockdown in South Africa have made the use of the VoQoL system even more valuable for our residents at Turfhall Cheshire Home as they have been almost entirely cut-off from their families due to health safety concerns. Using VoQoL, it has allowed them to stay in touch with the outside world with each user totally in control of what they want to hear, rather than having to call for assistance.

Features of VoQoL :

Turning room lights on and off (including dimming)
Turning on a TV and switching between channels
Turning on a radio, heater, fan or other wall charged device
Requesting and playing local radio stations
Getting general information such as weather and news
Call for a caregiver by triggering an SMS to an on-duty mobile
The residents who now use the VoQoL system have reported that they are able to use the system between a minimum of 15-20 times per day, and have significantly reduced the amount they are calling upon staff for assistance.

We are proud of this achievement providing our residents with independence – Tulethu a resident, loves “everything” about the VoQoL technology as “I don’t need to call carers in, because I can do all the things I need to in my room”.

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