The establishment of the Cheshire Home in Johor was initiated by His Highness the late Sultan Ibrahim and Her Highness the late Sultanah Marcella who having followed the progress made by the Cheshire Home (Malaya) Singapore branch readily gave their consent when approached by the Singapore branch to set up a similar home in Johor Bahru.

We believe…
At the Johor Cheshire Home , we believe…

  • that each person whatever his or her disability is a uniquely valuable individual
  • that in disregarding their disabilities, they should have the personal freedom to peruse their aspirations and take their own place in the world

Our Aims
Our Aims for the home and the residents

  • to accord a standard of excellence on all aspect of care by Staff and Volunteers
  • the support of a forward looking and responsive organization aware of their needs and those of the careers
  • the opportunity to take an effective part at every level in running the Home
  • partnership in continuing endeavour to help others, whatever the needs

A Brief History of The Johor Cheshire

The establishment of the Cheshire Home in Johor was initiated by His Highness the late Sultan Ibrahim and Her Highness the late Sultanah Marcella who having followed the progress made by the Cheshire Home (Malaya) Singapore branch readily gave their consent when approached by the Singapore branch to set up a similar home in Johor Bahru.

The Johor Social Welfare Department was given the task to organise the Home with support from other government departments and the Singapore Branch Committee.

On 1st February 1959, a Management Committee was formed with Lt Col E. A. Horsey, OBE being elected as its first Chairman and Che’ Khalsom as the Chairman of the Appeals Committee.

In December, a site was identified and work started in earnest as RMAF and RAF (Malaya) personnel began the tedious task of clearing the area of rubber trees and undergrowth during their weekends.

Meanwhile, the Appeals Committee was busy raising funds and their efforts were so successful that cash and materials were generously donated by the public. With these resources in hand, work on the Home took on an urgent pace. The hard work finally paid off and the Johore Cheshire Home was officially declared open by His Highness the late Sultan Ismail who also became the Home first Patron. The Johore Cheshire Home is unique for it is the first of its kind in Johore and Malaysia to be built and maintained by volunteers. This uniqueness prompted Cheshire to mention in one of his letters that “The Johore Home will be the only one entirely built by voluntary labour and therefore stands out as a Landmark in the Foundation”.

The Home is administered by a Management Committee comprising of volunteers and is completely autonomous. The primary objective of the Home is for the chronically ill who are unable to look after themselves but have no relatives or home to turn to and who otherwise would be occupying useful bed space in government hospitals. Although residents who are able to contribute towards the maintenance of the Home will be ask to do so, no one is turned away of inability to pay.

In 1970, the Johore Cheshire Home was constitutionally separated from the Singapore Home and began to operate on its own.

Since its inception in 1960, the Home underwent two major renovations. One was in 1980 as part of its 21st Anniversary celebration while in 1984 a new block to house residents was put up at cost of RM 500,000.00 with funds donated by the Federal Government.

Today, the Home has 38 residents of all races and religion living under one roof they called “HOME”. The Management Council is looking into new applications for admission to the Home and hope to raise the number of residents to 45.

Johor Cheshire Home

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+607 237 1335 Phone Number
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Jalan Jumaat, Kg. Ungku Mohsin Johor Bahru Johor Malaysia 80350 Address
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