Home for Blind

Bishop Diehl Rehabilitation Home

The Bishop Diehl Rehabilitation Home (BDRH) for visually challenged, is a rehabilitation programme for visually challenged in the district of Tiruchirapalli. The program is being professionally managed under the patronage of Joseph Eye Hospital aiming at reducing the dependency of the blind through various psychosocial interventions. BDRH programme caters rehabilitation services for other disabilities also including hearing, speech impairment and also for physical and mentally retarded persons.

The programs under Bishop Diehl Rehabilitation Home are very much integrated into the mainstream services. It identifies the unique inherent capabilities of its clients and attempts to make them recognise the same. It offers mobility training, vocational training in paper cup making, caning of chairs, envelope making, candle making, umbrella assembling, file making, eye pad cutting and also provides training in the printing press etc.

BDRH unit of Joseph Eye Hospital has registered with State Commissioner for the Differently Abled, for providing vocational training to Blind and Differently Abled men only. Since its inception, BDRH inmates are trained in the vocational training programme and are skilled and now they are performing well. Currently

Achievement of BDRH:

Eye Drape 7000
Eye pads 7000
Trolley Sheets 9000
Patient gowns 3800
Paper cups 5,010,500

They also produce envelope covers, candle making, recaning and weaving; these are made based on the orders. A small canteen is maintained inside the Hospital by a Differently abled person.

BDRH inmates participated in District Para Olympics, organised by District Welfare committee and 14 people with disabilities won prizes. Our team gave orientation to the polling officer towards Legislative assembly election with regard to wheelchair handling.



Bishop Diehl Rehabilitation Home – Statistics 2016

Sl.No Details Numbers
1 Total Number of Students Trained in Vocational Rehabilitation 38
2 No. Of Students provided with Employment Opportunities 7
3 No. Of Students Participated in District Paralympics games 24
4 No. Of students won prices in Paralympics games 6
5 Training provided to College Students 18
6 Recreation Programs 12