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State Karnataka
Capital Bangalore
City Bangalore
Name of NPO The Richmond Fellowship Society
Area of Activity Consumer issues, Disability, Education, Rehabilita
The Richmond Fellowship Society

The Richmond Fellowship Society 

Address

'ASHA' 501, 47th Cross
9th Main, V block
Jayanagar, Bangalore - 560 041
Karnataka, IN 

Tel

91-80-26645583 

Fax

91-80-6346734 

Email

rfsindia@vsnl.com 

Website

www.rfsindia.org 

Karmayogi

Dr S Kalyanasundaram 

Language

English 

Org. Type

International NGO 

Activity Sectors

Consumer issues, Disability, Education, Rehabilitation, Training 

Budget (Rs.)

Twenty Five Lakhs to One Crore (2500000 - 10000000) 

Staff

Full time : 35 / Part time : 0 

Summary

RFS was established for a charitable cause with objectives focusing on services to the mentally and emotionally disturbed people. Some of its objectives include offering skilled help to these people and need support to be rehabilitated and integrated with the family and society; providing training for human resource development in the area of psycho-social rehabilitation; and creating public awareness and to enhance people's understanding of themselves and the disabled. 

PROJECTS

Asha Halfway Home

Executing Organization

The Richmond Fellowship Society

Funding Organization

ODA

Region Covered

Karnataka 

Activity Sector(s)

Health, Consumer issues, Disadvantaged communities, Disability, Training 

Budget (Rs.)

500000-2500000

Duration

02/01/1989-01/01/1900

Status

On Going

Abstract

A model halfway home “ASHA”, for rehabilitation of the mentally ill persons was set up in January 1989,in a centrally located residential community of Bangalore. This home accommodates 21 residents (10 male and 11 females) and functions on therapeutic community principles. The project was initially funded for a period of 3 years, i.e. 1987 – 1990 by the Overseas Development Administration, UK and the European Union, Brussels. This “model” project also provided rehabilitation-training opportunities utilising consultancy services from the Richmond Fellowship International, UK. Over these years, ASHA has provided rehabilitation programme for over 400 patients for all religious groups from different parts of India and patients referred from overseas. This project also provided six months training in Psychosocial Rehabilitation. The programme was started in the year 1989. With this experience, the RFS (India) was able to start a Post Graduate College for M.Sc. degree in Psychosocial Rehabilitation. The Halfway Home “ASHA” also provides Orientation Programme and Block Field Placement Training to students from different universities in India studying for psychiatry, clinical psychology, psychiatric social work and psychiatric nursing. Volunteers form both local and overseas come and give their time for the facility. The experience gained at this model home has helped to disseminate information in different parts of the country by organising workshops and seminars with the collaboration of NGOs, University Departments and State Governments. The RFS (India) was also to share its own experience and training the staff, in setting up of the branch in Delhi, which received a major funding from the National Lottery Charities Board, UK.

Language(s)

English (EN)

 

Jyothi Group Home Requiring Long Stay - for 12 Residents

Executing Organization

The Richmond Fellowship Society

Region Covered

Karnataka 

Activity Sector(s)

Health, Consumer issues, Disadvantaged communities, Disability, Training 

Budget (Rs.)

100000-500000

Duration

07/10/2003-01/01/1900

Status

On Going

Abstract

This facility was started in October 1995 to cater for a group of residents who having completed the programme in a therapeutic community require long term support in order to continue to function well with minimal supervision within the wider society. This group home accommodates 12 residents (6 males and 6 females) and is very close to the “ASHA” house. Many of the wards are gainfully employed and some are placed in sheltered workshop at Day Centre and others look after the household duties. The funding for this project come from the families. The deposit received by the organisation is invested and interest earned is utilised for running the facility.

Language(s)

English (EN)

 

Chetana Day Care Centre with Vocational Training with Sheltered Workshop for 45 Clients

Executing Organization

The Richmond Fellowship Society

Region Covered

Karnataka 

Activity Sector(s)

Consumer issues, Disability 

Budget (Rs.)

100000-500000

Duration

21/09/1997-01/01/1900

Status

On Going

Project Website

www.rfsindia.org

Abstract

Realising the growing needs of the community, the fellowship established a Day Care Centre “CHETANA” with vocational training for rehabilitation of the mentally ill in September 1997. This centre is housed in a spacious land in the heart of the city of Bangalore and is easily accessible. The centre offers training in basic living and vocational skills, helps establish work habits and provides “on the job training” with approved agencies outside the centre. In addition, there is a sheltered workshop for clients who cannot find employment in the competitive market. “CHETANA” offers facilities for 45 clients (both men and women between the ages of 16 and 45). Vocational training is available in the following areas: Plastic Moulding, Printing, Crafts (tailoring, embroidery, etc.), Computer and Typing. Patients with schizophrenia, affective disorders, mild mental sub-normality (educable) and those with chronic epilepsy with behavioural problems are referred to the day care centre. An advisory committee comprising of professionals in the field of rehabilitation, psychiatry, psychiatric social work, clinical psychology; family members and representatives from industry, bank etc. oversee the functioning of the centre. The centre is managed by qualified staff with a background in behavioural sciences and instructions to train in each of the vocation. The RFS (India) is indebted to the donor for offering the land; the government of Karnataka for granting permission for use of the land for establishing the centre; the RFI, UK for supporting the project; the Commission for European Community, Brussels for providing part financial support and other donors and philanthropists for their help.

Language(s)

English (EN)

 

RFPG College for PSR

Executing Organization

The Richmond Fellowship Society

Region Covered

Karnataka 

Activity Sector(s)

Health, Consumer issues, Disadvantaged communities, Disability, Training 

Budget (Rs.)

500000-2500000

Duration

01/09/1999-01/01/1900

Status

On Going

Abstract

Manpower Development: To meet the urgent need of trained staff, the fe4llowship had been running training programmes of six months duration since the year 1989. RFS (India) is the first institution to run such training programme in psychosocial Rehabilitation and so far 50 persons have been trained, Besides, it also has been organising short-term programmes in rehabilitation for professionals and volunteers based on the needs of the institutions and individuals. University Departments and institutions also send students for Block Field Placements and Orientation Programmes. RF Post Graduate College: The RF Post Graduate College in Psychosocial Rehabilitation was established September 1999 and offers a two-year M.Sc. Degree course in PSR with an annual intake of 15 students. The college is affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka. The course is also recognised by the Rehabilitation Council of India.

Language(s)

English (EN)

 

Vishwas Halfway Home

Executing Organization

The Richmond Fellowship Society

Funding Organization

National Lottery Charities Board, UK

Region Covered

Haryana 

Activity Sector(s)

Health, Consumer issues, Disadvantaged communities, Disability, Training 

Budget (Rs.)

500000-2500000

Duration

01/04/1999-01/01/1900

Status

On Going

Abstract

The growing need for psychosocial rehabilitation of the people suffering from mental illness and lack of such services in the Northern part of India made the Richmond Fellowship Society (India) to start a Halfway Home “Vishwas” in April 1999 under its Delhi Branch it is situated in Gurgaon, Haryana State. The Vishwas Halfway Home provides accommodation for 12 residents (6 male and 6 female) suffering from major mental illness such as Schizophrenia and Affective Disorders. The initial funding for 2 years for this project is received from the National Lottery Charities Board, UK through the Richmond Fellowship International, UK. The professional staff managing the centre is trained by the RFS (India) at Bangalore. The centre at Bangalore and Delhi work closely and exchange information frequently.

Language(s)

English (EN)

 

Vishwas Day Care Centre with Vocational Training

Executing Organization

The Richmond Fellowship Society

Funding Organization

National Lottery Charities Board, UK

Region Covered

Haryana 

Activity Sector(s)

Health, Disadvantaged communities, Disability, Disaster management, Training 

Budget (Rs.)

500000-2500000

Duration

01/10/2000-01/01/1900

Status

On Going

Abstract

The project funding also envisaged the setting up of a Day Care Centre of the Fellowship for vocational training facilities. This centre started functioning in October 2000 and is located in the same building as the Halfway Home and caters to both men and women. Training is offered in improving the basic living skills for independent living. The centre aims at providing job placement after the completion of the training programme. The vocational training is offered in the following areas: Crafts, Tailoring, Embroidery, Soft Toy Making, Computer, Typing and Printing. The transport facilities are also provided for clients coming from Delhi and Gurgaon for attending the centre.

Language(s)

English (EN)

Registered Date 4/13/2005