Cheshire Homes South Africa

Our home was established in 1976 following the donation of the land by one Mr Ben Harding, whose mother, Ann, was disabled. Ben wished for a special home for physically disabled people to be established in memory of his mom, hence the name Ann Harding Cheshire Home.

The majority of our 40 residents have taken up permanent or temporary residence having suffered from and becoming permanently disabled as a result of:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Violence and assault
  • Strokes
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Congenital disabilities

Our modern facilities are suitably equipped and offer single accommodation with full board and 24 hour care from a large team of qualified nurses and caregivers. We have physiotherapists who can be called in, a full-time occupational therapist and a part-time social worker. Services include catering, cleaning and laundry contractors, specially-adapted buses with PDP-certified drivers, maintenance, gardening and administration staff.

Ann Harding Home is run like a business, with the care and advancement of our residents the first priority. The residents themselves have a significant say in the running of the home, through the Residents’ Committee, which is fully represented on the Home Management Committee.

Besides beautifully-landscaped gardens, we are very proud of our heated therapy swimming pool and braai areas, Social / Conference room, including ‘Willie’s Crutch’ pub, as well as the mini-gym and physio room. A recent addition is our wheelchair accessible gym which enables Residents to work out without supervision.

The best is that, as a resident you furnish and equip your room to suit your style and needs.

When you need to do some shopping, banking, eating out, take in a movie or visit your private or public medical practitioner, our 2 modern custom-designed for safety Mercedes Benz buses, kindly sponsored by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF), will get you there at a nominal per km rate.

To find out more about our criteria for admission to Ann Harding contact Sister Nomalanga Mpofu on 011 792 3510 ; headofcare@cheshirehomes.org.za.

We must not forget the on-site Ann Harding Charity Shop – for crazy discount prices on second hand clothing, books, ornaments, furnishings and household appliances – every TUESDAY to THURSDAY (09h00 – 13h00) and SATURDAY mornings (09h00 – 12h00). We welcome donations of any of the items – SO LONG AS THEY ARE IN FAIR CONDITION / WORKING ORDER PLEASE .

Most of all we welcome you visiting the residents, not only to socialise, but to learn about the multiple forms of disabilities present in the world, and the courage and inner unique talent that lies within each of our special people who just happen to have an affliction they need some assistance and encouragement with.

Who knows, you might just become enthusiastic and caring enough to become a regular VOLUNTEER. Read more on this elsewhere on our site or email volunteer@cheshirehomes.org.za