CHESHIRE HOMES NEEDS MORE RESOURCES
Cheshire Homes Patron Inkhosikati La-Ntentesa

CHESHIRE HOMES NEEDS MORE RESOURCES

The Patron of the Cheshire Homes of Eswatini Inkhosikati La-Ntentesa has urged for support of the rehabilitation
centre as it runs short of some resources, which are key in the successful rehabilitation to its large number of patients. Inkhosikati LaNtentesa made this plea during the launch of this year’s annual 24th edition of the fundraising walk themed, ‘The Future is Accessible’ at Lozitha Royal Residence recently. The Patron said last year alone Cheshire Homes attended to over 850 adults for services with stroke being the most attended condition.
The organization attended to over 400 children and on average, 35 were attended to daily. “Through our community based rehabilitation, we attended to over 200 patients and these figures show a steady increase from the previous year,” said the Inkhosikati, showing that with more cases, more resources are indeed needed. Her Royal Highness added that despite the great need for the services, the resources have been shrinking yearly hence pleas go out to all stakeholders, including the private sector as well as the nation, to try and work cooperatively in ensuring
that enough resources are mobilised to improve the service delivery in these homes. “I think this is the noble work
that is done by Cheshire Homes that needs the support of our society and communities,” she added. Inkhosikati continued to thank the support the institution gets from His Majesty’s government in terms of financial assistance which is rendered in terms of subventions. She said this goes a long way in assisting the centre in fulfilling its mission of providing quality, accessible and affordable rehabilitation services to persons with physical and emotional disabilities in the Kingdom of Eswatini. “It is worth noting that Cheshire Homes is the only dedicated rehabilitation facility in the Kingdom and it is uniquely placed to ensure the changing landscape leads, to lasting
and positive change for persons with disabilities,” said Her Royal Highness. ENTC CEO representative, Temahlubi Nkambule, hailed the relationship that her organization and Cheshire Homes have enjoyed over the years, saying through this period they have seen the true value of partnership. The CEO said visitations to Malolotja game sanctuary and awareness about Cheshire Homes have increased. “The annual walk has raised awareness and marketed
the park especially to locals, making people become aware of the services provided by Cheshire Homes, identifying all kinds of assistance that rehabilitation facility needs,” she said. Nkambule further acknowledged individuals and organizations that have been supporting this endeavour and also called for active participation from other organizations. This year’s Cheshire annual fundraising walk will be on June 9 at Malolotja Nature Reserve. Entry fee will be E250.00 for companies and for a group of 20 people the damages stand at E5000.00. Activities will
include aerobics, 7 km walk and 14 km walk.

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