Siri Wattana Cheshire Foundation has been operated according to the principles of Leonard Cheshire International duly founded by Lord Leonard Cheshire who had initially created the foundation by donating his own home as the first residence of disabled in London, England in 1948. At present, “Cheshire home” is expanded to more than 240 homes worldwide with its Headquarters in London, England.
The Cheshire Far Eastern Region has 8 countries, namely, Peoples’ Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand with 30 disabled homes throughout the region with the Secretariat Office in Singapore. The Far Eastern Region holds the Biennial General Meeting to enable the residents to exchange their ideas and trend to develop potentiality of disabled residents including to jointly prescribe the operation orientation to be in the same direction. The biennial meetings are circularly held and hosted by each country resident. Thailand had hosted the biennial meetings in October 1990 at Chiang Mai Province and in November 2004 in Bangkok.
In Thailand, Thanpuying Mom Ngamjit Burachat, had promoted and initiated to establish Cheshire Home in Thailand by acting as the first President of the foundation. Other founders were Khunying Lekha Aphaiwong, Khunying Samanjai Damrongpaettayakhun, Khunying Alma Link. On 12 August 1964, the foundation was graciously accepted to be under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen and named as “Siri Wattana Cheshire Foundation” and legally registered as public charity organization in Thailand for more than 40 years.
Siri Wattana Cheshire Foundation under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty Queen the in Thailand has 5 homes as follow:
1. Siri Wattana Samut Prakan Home, Samut Prakan Province
2. Thongpoon Home-Rangsit, Pathumthani Province
3. Thongyoo Cheshire Home-Chiangmai, Chiangmai Province
4. Suksamer Home – Cha-am, Phetburi Province
5. Itharat Roi-Et Cheshire – Roi Et Province