Sunfield Residential Homes:
The Sunfield Residential Homes provides twenty four hour support for permanent residents, as well as offering Day Care programmes for persons with intellectual disabilities. Residents are encouraged to develop a realistic level of independence based on their individual capabilities and participate as much as possible in normal everyday activities. Our objective is to create a family environment where residents and staff can interact with one another in a homely atmosphere.
The home-like environment allows resident interaction and the building of friendships while also participating in activities provided.
Most residents attend our workshop during the day or participate in either paid or voluntary work. At Sunfield we have an 'open door' policy that encourages family and friends to visit at any time and they are welcome to participate in any aspect of the society life. The home-like environment allows resident interaction and the building of friendships while also participating in various activities. With large living spaces, outdoor patio areas and spacious gardens, there is plenty of space for residents who may want to spend time on their own.
Staff provide twenty four hour support and are trained to cope with any special needs or health problems. Staff are encouraged to work in a supportive role, which also encourages empowerment of our residents.
Huis Liebenberg was built in 2015 on the main campus which provides 24/7 care to our lower functioning individuals, who are unable to function without constant care and guidance.
Huis Marais is based in the town of Wellington. These residents are our higher functioning individuals, who are able to function without constant care and guidance and encouraged to live as independently as possible and undertake life’s usual household tasks. Some of these residents are employed on a permanent basis in town.
Sunfield Residential Flats
Based on the main campus, but separate from the houses are individual flats. These flats are owned by one resident who are supported by staff who help with life skill training such as meals, shopping, cleaning etc. These residents are encouraged to live as independently as possible and undertake life’s usual household tasks.
Our Workshop provides both educational and leisure activities with a special focus on ‘Community Participation’. Our staff comes from a variety of backgrounds and they all have one thing in common - a passion for helping people develop through education and creativity.
The workshop provides a stimulating blend of educational, creative and physical classes during the day. The established programme comprises of different group activities which are all developed to suit individual capabilities and personal requirements.
A typical day includes activities such as communication, computer skills, arts and crafts, music, education, drama, cooking and gardening. Some residents receive individual private tuition but all participate in small group activities.
Each person has an appointed staff member as ‘Coach’ who has overall responsibility to ensure each individual has an annual goal(s) that it is achieved and becomes part of their Lifestyle Plan.
We believe in a holistic approach of maintaining physical as well as intellectual well-being, so an exercise programme is included in our weekly schedule with walks, swimming, dancing, floor hockey, bocce ball etc. Also a professional weekly visit from a physio therapist is available to our residents.
Services may also include:
- 24-hour support
- Life skills development
- Activities of daily living management
- Case management
- Family support
- Medication management oversight, health and safety, and first aid treatment
- Diagnostic assessment of functional abilities
- Structured activities
- Community integration
- Program evaluation and quality assurance