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.
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
Secretary – Michael Ward
Member – Daluxolo Cele
Member – James Van Den Heever
Member – Martin Gericke
Member – Joy Nyunyuto 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.
Management, Partners, and Supporters
The Management of the Home is as follows :
Home Manager – Joy Baloyi – firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Care – Sister Nomalanga Mpofu – email@example.com
Housemother – Alison West – firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Manager – Faustina Mhlanga – email@example.com
Facilities Manager – Johan Opperman – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fundraising Manager – Jackie Kyle – email@example.com
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.
Our partners and supporters include:
|Australian Volunteers Program|
|Australian High Commission|
|Bosch Strydom Park|
|Department of Social Development|
|Food Forward SA|
|Gereformeerde Kerk Randburg|
|Ginger Spiegel Trust|
|Honeyridge Baptist Church|
|Hot Cares at Hot1027|
|Kenneth Copeland Ministries|
|Life Behind Bars Bikers Club|
|Minuteman Press Randburg|
|National Lotteries Distribution Trust|
|Off Road Rescue (ORRU)|
|Paws for People|
|Randpark Ridge United Church|
|Randpark Ridge United Church Fathers Group|
|Rhema Bible Church|
|Rich Products Corporation Africa|
|Road Accident Fund|
|Stephen and Jeanine Proctor|
|The Lala Trust|
|Ulysses Bikers Club|
|Wheelchairs on the Run|
|Willem and Karina Voogt|