We care for and develop people with intellectual impairments in a protected and stimulating home-from-home environment.
We are dedicated to improving ourselves, our activities and our facilities for the benefit of our residents and their improved welfare.
We are committed to unselfishly serving our residents and providing the highest level of care possible.
We will endeavour to maintain a unified family environment that supports our residents’ needs, where communication is effective and transparent, and builds a mutually respectful culture across Residents, Members, Staff and Board.
We have adult residents of all races living in our 5 houses and accept adults from 18 years onwards. We can accommodate a wide range of intellectual impairments and we place each individual according to their specific needs and abilities.
We offer extra care in our assisted living Combrinck House, where the staff to resident ratio is much higher than in other houses.
The Home has a full-time Occupational Therapist who plans and supervises all activities and the residents also enjoy normal leisure time.
We are committed to our multi-racial, loving and caring environment, which has made us a leading Home for intellectually impaired adults in South Africa.
As a non-profit organization we require the generosity of others to assist us in maintaining our financial stability.
Unfortunately, many of our residents outlive their primary caregivers and become dependent on our home as a safe haven in which to live out their remaining days.
We are a reliable and trustworthy recipient of donations, social responsibility funds and sponsorship opportunities, for individuals and companies.
The Board of Directors is responsible for formulating and upholding principles and policies at our home. It comprises a group of dedicated parents and volunteers, who freely give of their time, expertise and services.
We value each one of them and are grateful to have their professionalism guiding us.
Sunfield traces its roots back to the Magaliesburg Children’s Home for the intellectually impaired, which was established near Hartebeespoort Dam in August 1953.
In 1955 a group of parents purchased the 22 ha Greendale farm just to the west of the little village of Howick in Natal.
Mr and Mrs Schafer, and eleven children, moved down and Sunfield Home Howick was born.
The following year the parents formed an association called Sunfield Homes, a Section 21 company, with seven of the founding members as Directors.
Over the years, thanks to the vision, dedication and tireless work of the Directors, the association established Homes near Verulam in KwaZulu-Natal (1970), in Johannesburg, Gauteng (1986), in the Cape at Wellington (1989) and at Balfour in the Free State (1991).
This created a network of dedicated Homes where the intellectually impaired could receive appropriate care. Sunfield Homes was eventually dissolved as each Home became individual Section 21 companies, each with their own Board of Directors.