The vision for U&I Care is to transform institutional care in our nation. All across the country are homes which house thousands of women and children, in desperate need of care, rehabilitation and support. Our vision is to work with these homes and transform them into model homes which empower their inmates to lead a fruitful and fulfilling life.
SSC (Social Service Complex for men) or the men's home was started in 2014 for mentally and physically disabled men. This residential home is a State-run home for destitute mentally challenged boys under the age of 21. At present, the Home is understaffed and overpopulated. It lacks the necessary infrastructure to successfully rehabilitate the boys at the Home. Over the last three years, U&I has been working in the Government Home for Mentally Challenged Boys with the following aims:
As there are only two state appointed nurses to take care of over 87 inmates, U&I hired 4 nurses to take care of the daily hygiene, wound care, vocational activities, computer training and rehabilitation for the inmates.
The nurses, trained by a Dutch expert in the field of institutional care and special needs are well equipped to provide care and rehabilition to the boys. More than anything else, they're committed to serving the boys and love what they do.
One of the biggest needs at the home has been that of a structured Individual Rehabilitation Program for each boy. With only one teacher, providing individual attention and rehabilitation to each boy has been close to example.
U&I has begun a playschool for the profoundly and severly challenged boys with activities being implement by the assistant carers. Alongwith that, nine boys undergo physiotherapy daily helping improve their mobility. Vocational therapy and computer training classes are also conducted by the nurses.