The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre

The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in the capital, Stephanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh, which has become an internationally recognized centre of excellence under the inspirational leadership of the founder and director Vardan Tadevosyan.  Please click here to donate to the for the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre -

The Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre works to ensure that people with disabilities are given the opportunity to live fulfilling, healthy and happy lives. The priority of the centre has always been to challenge stigma and empower individuals with disabilities to live independent lives, as active members of their communities.

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The centre provides many support services, and includes physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy, with high quality tuition for patients in painting, ceramics, wood carving, pottery, music and sport. The Centre has a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool and qualified staff to ensure its effective use. You can view the film about the centre here.

Vardan has also proved innovative in breaking many of the entrenched Soviet taboos. While children with physical or mental handicaps have often been segregated, his nursery embraces children with and without disabilities who serve as path-breaking examples of integration. He has also broken the Soviet prejudice against employment of people with disabilities, initially employing, for example, a blind psychologist for telephone counselling.

Fantastic Achievements - 
  • The Centre continues to provide care for 1000 patients annually and has increased the number of staff to 60. 
  • An additional 450 patients are treated by regional specialists who can provide care locally without the need to travel to Stepanakert. 
  • A new department for the treatment of patients with autism aged two to sixteen has opened this year. The children receive high-quality care with a ratio of one staff member per two patients. 
  • A new bus accessible for people with disabilities to transport patients for therapeutic and recreational activities. 
  • The care provided by the Centre also helps to reduce the legacy of stigma associated with people with disabilities. 

This Centre of Excellence needs YOU!

 The Centre has reached its full capacity. Although the Centre currently cares for 1000 patients annually, this represents only 10% of those in Nagorno-Karabakh who actually have need of the therapies. The centre needs your help to -

  • The expansion of regional nurse specialists who are able to care for additional patients in other areas of Nagorno-Karabakh increases the numbers receiving care. However Vardan is ambitious to reach more people in need. 
  • With more funding, Vardan would like to open an additional Centre on the outskirts of Stepanakert where patients would be able to benefit from more outdoor space and activities. Another aim of the new Centre would be to provide basic training for more families of people with disabilities so that care could be given at home. 
Vardan estimates that with your help this will allow the project to care for an additional 5% of the population. HART is arranging for Vardan to come to the UK this October to visit Rehabilitations Centres in order to obtain ideas of current ‘best practice’. This will act as a basis for the development of his proposed new Centre in Nagorno-Karabakh. 

Although the Government of Nagorno-Karabakh now provides the main funding for the Centre. HART’s support contributes towards staff costs and the wider availability of drugs and therapies. With your help this fantastic centre can expand and every penny you donate will make significant measurable positive impact on the lives of those in need.

You can donate here to HART, by clicking on this link you will be redirected to the secure PayPal website where you can donate safely.  All donations through this button will be restricted to the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre !

Please make sure you view the film on the centre here.

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1 comment:

  1. Our thanks to the Baroness Cox had been a long time friend of the Armenian people~God love her.