Butiru Cheshire Rehabilitation Service
Butiru Rehabilitation Centre is a non-governmental organisation run by the Sisters of Mary as a home for the rehabilitation of 40 – 60 disabled children. Children with physical disabilities are assessed through outreach clinics. Many of these are in need of operations. Opened in 1964, Butiru Rehabilitation Cheshire Home emphasizes on short-term rehabilitation for the physically disabled, especially children, vocational training school (tailoring skills), outreach clinics by Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR), Support for surgery, Physiotherapy and community disability awareness. The Centre also has an Orthopaedic workshop whose technicians were trained locally and they are now producing callipers, crutches, surgical boots, C.P. chairs, standing frames and repairing old appliances especially for children. Major disabilities handled at the centre include; Polio, Cerebral Palsy, Congenital Deformities, Osteomyalitis, Epilepsy, Hydrocephalus, Spinal Bifida, Vesco Vagina Vestula, T.B. and others. The Deaf and blind are referred for specialised care. Butiru often provides help and care for malnourished children. The number of residents at any one time is 40. The number of students attending vocational training ranges from 40 to 50.