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How Do We Keep Residents Busy?

Everyone at Sunfield is unique. We screen each to establish their strengths and allocate activities according to their abilities.

During the day we accommodate our residents and day care persons in our protective workshop. Here we do contract work as well as arts and crafts activities. Contract work plays an important role as it not only keeps our residents busy, but also enables them to earn money at the end of each week for work done.

Our contracts have included work for wineries, cheese producers and Christelike Lektuurfonds (CLF) for which we have filled more than 185,000 envelopes to date!

“We are grateful to work with the Sunfield protective workshop as it lightens our load significantly and the people at Sunfield are such a pleasure to work with. Their professionalism, eagerness and ability to deliver on time, make them ideal partners in Business.”

Driekie Beukes – Head of Fundraising at CLF.

How Do We Keep Residents Busy?

Everyone at Sunfield is unique. We screen each to establish their strengths and allocate activities according to their abilities.

During the day we accommodate our residents and day care persons in our protective workshop. Here we do contract work as well as arts and crafts activities. Contract work plays an important role as it not only keeps our residents busy, but also enables them to earn money at the end of each week for work done.

Our contracts have included work for wineries, cheese producers and Christelike Lektuurfonds (CLF) for which we have filled more than 185,000 envelopes to date!

“We are grateful to work with the Sunfield protective workshop as it lightens our load significantly and the people at Sunfield are such a pleasure to work with. Their professionalism, eagerness and ability to deliver on time, make them ideal partners in Business.”

Driekie Beukes – Head of Fundraising at CLF.

What happens when a resident becomes dependent on medical care?

Sunfield Home Wellington does not have a frail care unit. When residents become dependent on full time care we will search for a suitable facility that can provide these services in conjunction with their families.

Does Sunfield Home Wellington receive a state subsidy?

Sunfield Home Wellington is not a state subsidised facility. Subsidies for residents are only received if they quaify for them acording to their overall functioning and  dependency on care.

How is Sunfield Home funded?

Sunfield Home Wellington’s main sources of income are residential fees, contract work, sponsorships, fundraising and donations.

Who can apply for residency?

Men and women older than 18 with intellectual disability

Who can not apply for residency?

  • Individuals with physical disabilities
  • Individuals with psychiatric problems or diagnosis
  • Individuals with a history of aggression or aggressive behaviour
  • Individuals with a history of unacceptable sexual and related behaviour.
  • Individuals with a history of substance abuse

How often can residents go home?

Sunfield Home has no limitations on visits to the resident’s home. Parents and family members are encouraged to take residents home for at least one weekend per month.

Is personal preferences taken into account when meals are prepared?

Sunfield Home makes provision for medical conditions such as a diabetic diet. If an individual has other personal preferences there parents or family needs to make provision for it.

What happens when the resident’s family falls away?

Sunfield Home’s Board of Directors and management evaluates whether the parents have a trust or Will in place during the application process and determines the financial sustainability thereof. It is important that parents indicate who will take over their role when they fall away. Sunfield Home doesn’t administer any trusts and therefore the parents need to appoint suitable trustees.

Are residents accommodated in smaller groups?

Sunfield Home endeavours to group residents that are lower functioning in smaller groups where they can participate in activities such as working with clay, coloured blocks, sensory work, colouring in or watching educational videos.

Can residents work in specific areas such as the kitchen or laundry since they worked in those areas at other facilities?

Sunfield Home’s higher functioning residents carry out work in the laundry, kitchen as well as cleaning under the supervision of house mothers.

Are computer classes presented?

Sunfield Home currently has a few tablets and computers where educational games are loaded for the enjoyment of the residents. No formal computer training is provided.

Are reading and writing courses presented?

Sunfield Home does not present any formal training. Those residents that can read make use of the books and magazines that are available. Those that can write are helped when required and allowed to practise this skill. Reading stories to the residents forms part of our programme.

Are there any activities in the evenings?

Sunfield Home has various activities in the evening such as games, card games, dancing and movies. In general, residents like to spend time with their friends in the communal hall where they chat and watch television.

How important is being religious?

Sunfield Home is managed with Christian principles. We will however never force any religion on any resident. At Sunfield Home we start the day with song and reading from the bible. Our residents enjoy this activity as one of their highlights.

Does Sunfield Home close during the year?

Sunfield Home closes for approximately 3 weeks during the December/January summer holiday. During this time residents return to their families.
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