Vision, mission and values

Our Vision is to be part of a society where persons with disabilities have equal opportunities.

Our Mission is to provide care and support services that empower persons with disabilities. To work in partnership with persons with disabilities to provide, without regard for gender, race, caste or creed, residential accommodation and other community services that promote independent living and the attainment of personal aspirations. To initiate projects that address the social and economic inequalities suffered by people with disabilities thereby contributing to the alleviation of poverty. To operate in compliance with legislation and regulations and established institutions. To conform with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, thereby achieving our vision of a society where persons with disabilities have equal opportunities.

Our Values are respect for our Residents and Staff, non-discrimination in any way, good governance.

Our Story

The Ann Harding Cheshire Home was opened in 1976 in a house and land donated by the Council. The house, which is now the Charity Shop, was only large enough to house eight Residents, and even that was tight.

Development of the surrounding land only took place much later, and in 1988 a building to house forty Residents was opened.

The Home is named after the physically disabled mother of one Benjamin Charles Harding who originally donated property for the Home which proved unsuitable for development. This property was sold, and the money used to develop the current Home.

Board and Structure

The Ann Harding Cheshire Home is run by a voluntary Board of Directors, elected every two years at our AGM.

Chairperson – Lyndall Alma Roman
Deputy Chairperson – Guy Balderson
Treasurer – Mmule Lebeloane
Member – Yugashnee Naicker
Member – Lovejoy Baloyi

Reporting to this Board is a Management Committee, also made up largely of volunteers.

The Residents of the Home elect a residents committee, and elected members of this Committee sit on the Home Management Committee. In this way Residents are directly involved in the running of the Home.

The Management of the Home are as follows :

Home Manager – Lovejoy Baloyi – manager@cheshirehomes.org.za
Head of Care – Sister Vicky Manzini – headofcare@cheshirehomes.org.za
Housemother – Marlene Wait – marlenewait@gmail.com
Financial Manager – Faustina Mhlanga – faustina@cheshirehomes.org.za
Facilities Manager – Brian Lewis – siwelb.bl@gmail.com
Fundraising Manager – Jackie Kyle – jackie@cheshirehomes.org.za

Partners and Supporters

Cheshire Homes South Africa is part of Leonard Cheshire International. The Ann Harding Cheshire Home falls under Cheshire Homes Gauteng. We are one of three Cheshire homes in Gauteng, the other two being in Soweto and Daveyton.

Aspro Maintenance
Australia Volunteers International
Australian High Commission
Bosch Strydom Park
Chas Everitt
Department of Social Development
Ecwamix
Fuchs Foundation
Geldhof’s
Honeyridge Baptist Church
Hot 919
Life Behind Bars Bikers Club
Liquid Capital
Minuteman Press Randburg
National Lotteries Distribution Trust
Off Road Rescue (ORRU)
Paws for People
Pixie IT
Sundowners
Randburg Harriers
Randburg Sun
Randpark Ridge United Church
Rawsons
Rhema Bible Church
Sai Group
Sheenas Pub
Shell Sundowner
Spar Northwold
The Daily Coffee Café
Ulysses Bikers Club
Weltevreden Gereformeerde Kerk
Wesbank
Wheelchairs on the Run
Whitfields