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Gharaunda - Group Home for adults with disabilities


The National Trust has many schemes for adults and children with disabilities.

Today we look at a scheme for adults, called Gharaunda.

About Gharaunda

Under this, housing and care services are provided throughout the lifetime of a person with autism, cerebral palsy, and multiple disabilities.

  • Adequate and quality care service with acceptable living standards. This includes provision of basic medical care from professional doctors.
  • Vocational activities, pre-vocational activities and assistance for further training.
  • Each batch will have 20 disabled adults.
  • Scheme available across India except Jammu and Kashmir.
  • One Medical room at each centre.
  • One Activity room.

Eligibility for Gharaunda

  • The person should have one of the disabilities under the National Trust Act, 1999. These are autism, cerebral palsy, and multiple disabilities.
  • The person seeking to join should be above 18 years of age.


How to enrol

  • Disabled adult comes to the center for Assessment Test.
  • A check is made on whether the disabled person is eligible for lower income group (LIG) funding or below poverty line (BPL) funding.
  • Parents or guardian have to fill the enrolment form, along with application fee, if needed. They have to present originals and photocopies of certain documents, which are listed later.

Documents for enrolment

  • Enrolment form
  • Birth certificate of the person with disability.
  • Disability certificate
  • BPL certificate or Income certificate of parent/guardian.
  • ID proof of parent or guardian.

Click here to know more about Gharaunda - http://thenationaltrust.gov.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/Minimum%20Standard%20of%20Gharaunda.pdf

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