Rest and Labour Home for
‘The Rest and Labour Home for Young
Invalids’ provides accommodation and support for young people confined to
crutches or to wheelchairs.
The residents are encouraged to
learn a craft by the staff at the home, producing a pool of very talented
craftspeople with highly marketable skills.
Sunhats under construction at the Home
We assist the residents of the home
with the sale and marketing of their products, helping them to achieve their
goal of self-sufficiency.
CSA volunteers provide the materials
and the ideas of different products, the ladies of the home make them and CSA
volunteers sell these products at bazaars, coffee lunches and other venues. The
invalid home products are also sold at Christmas bazaars in Abu Dhabi.
Carolyn, Maria Elena, Irene, Quinta and Dan at
the CSA stall
The residents of the home receive a good wage for their work and any profits
that are made are returned to the home in the form of beds, room heaters, air
conditioning and new sewing machines.
At the height of the construction of
the BTC pipeline, CSA secured large orders from the Sangachal oil and gas
terminal in Azerbaijan and BTC to make sunhats to be worn over standard
safety helmets. These enable workers to comply with Health and Safety policy,
while also being protected from the strong Azeri sun. The home received their
first export order of sunhats for BP Egypt.
CSA also placed orders for the
making of sheets and duvet covers for their other projects such as
Mashtaga Psychiatric Hospital.
Sewing machines and an embroidery machine were donated by individuals thereby
creating more job opportunities and introducing new skills, and a computer was
donated by BOS Şelf.
CDC gave mattresses and Nargiz Muradova donated furniture.
Wellington Heights provided a washing machine.
Hess and an individual
donation financed a $2000 repair bill to the home’s bus which had been out of
order for some considerable time due to lack of funding, thereby preventing the
disabled residents from leaving the home.
In 2010 disabled people from the
countryside were given the opportunity to attend residential training courses.
CSA created 2 training rooms and donated starter kits such as hairdressing
equipment for the graduates when returning home, thanks to the proceeds from
Baku Triathlon. Joe Dowse provided 4 more computers for residents living on
the 1st floor and a group of ladies collected clothing to raise money for an
advanced embroidery machine.
A ramp will be installed to enable wheelchair users to enter the dining room
with money from Hess.
In 2009 and with the help of the
Anglo Azerbaijani Society, a treatment and computer room were created.
Joe Dowse enabled the residents to access the internet.
Residents using the donated computers
Renovated treatment room
Creative volunteers are always
needed to ensure that the supply of products remain interesting and
appealing. Equally, volunteers to help with selling the products are also
Funding to renovate their
We always welcome donations of
fabric and materials for use in the products produced in the home.
Please send us an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org if you're able to help.
Jackie discussing new products