The Community Care and Hospice programme is one of the most personal programmes that CCI is engaged in. The programme takes children off institution waiting lists and allows the young victims of Chernobyl to be cared for by their own families, and in their own homes.
The children, most of whom suffer from Cerebral Palsy, are severely impaired and because of the severity of their disability, they can’t attend local rehab centres. The Community Care and Hospice programme helps treat those affected and delivers therapeutic services to save the lives of some of Belarus’ most helpless children.
The eight CCI carers (3 full-time and 5 part-time) conduct a home based service specifically designed for each family and the programme helps a total of 24 families between Minsk and Gomel in Belarus.
Here are just some of the children being helped by the Community Care and Hospice programme.