IMPLEMENTATION OF HALF WAY HOME
FOR PSYCHO-SOCIAL REHABILITATION OF TREATED AND CONTROLLED MENTALLY ILL PERSONS AT LAKHIMPUR.
Implemented By : Dikrong Valley Environment and Rural Development Society, (DVERDS)
Programme Details:- The Project of Half Way Home is established under Deendayal Disable Rehabilitation Scheme (DDRS) of the Ministry at North Lakhimpur, Dist. Lakhimpur, Assam sponsored by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India for psycho-social rehabilitation of treated and controlled mentally ill persons. Presently 9 Nos. of beneficiaries are rehabilitated in the home and 15 Nos. of beneficiaries have left the home after completion of 6 months.
Community served:- The scheme envisions supportive environment for the homeless mentally ill persons. Where improve the quality of life of mentally ill persons providing basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care and entertainment opportunities and by encouraging productive and active ageing through providing support for capacity building.
Objective:– The Main objective of this project are by providing basic amenities like shelter, food clothes, medical care and entertainment opportunities to the mentally ill persons.
Strategies:– An effective strategy to keep the mentally ill persons active and help them with dignity is to provide most of their community setting primarily health care needs to be strengthened to become centre for all care provisions including that unrelated to the health sector.
Main outcomes:- An Half Way Home is usually the place, a home for those mentally ill person who have no one to look after them or who have been thrown out by their home. The place is of course like home where the routine living, like food, clothing and shelter.
Evaluation methods employed:- The evaluation of the project is well setting by the state government, district level monitoring committee monitoring the project regularly and further social evaluation are done by the third party evaluator.