Care & Recovery Centre

Many of Solemen’s Solebuddies live in rural communities in Bali.  Accommodation is required when they attend Sanglah Hospital, the largest Government hospital in Bali. Located on the ground floor of Solemen’s headquarters in Kuta, close to Siloam Hospital, the Centre is fully equipped and staffed 24 hours per day. It offers 10 fully furnished bedrooms and nutritionally balanced meals with special dietary requirements catered for. The children’s play areas enhance the caring environment. Solebuddies of all ages are invited to stay whilst receiving treatment or recovering from surgery. It supports the physical, mental, and social health of residents with activities such as yoga, art therapy and gardening. Health and lifestyle education are also available.

You can support Solemen by kindly making a monetary donation, donating items, or by sponsoring a Solebuddy.


Fear of hospitals, distance to services and prohibitive costs are often barriers to accessing health care for many Indonesian people suffering illness and injury. This causes treatable conditions such as heart disease, cancer, epilepsy, burns, bone fractures and infections to go untreated. Solemen’s outreach teams are often the frontline in identifying people needing medical treatment. The teams assess patients and plan a treatment pathway, referring them to appropriate social and medical services. Solemen usually arranges transportation for the patient and an accompanying support person to ensure compliance.

Care & Recovery Centre is an adjunct to Solemen’s outreach services, without which patients requiring hospital admission, day surgery or outpatient services would not be able to attend their appointments.


The Centre provides temporary high-quality accommodation for Solebuddies under Solemen’s care. The fully equipped and fully serviced ten-bedroom residential facility is located at Solemen headquarters in Kuta. SoleBuddy families are collected from their homes and stay at the Centre free of charge. They receive home cooked, nutritionally balanced meals that meet their individual dietary requirements.

This vital facility supports Solebuddies during hospital assessments; medical treatments; surgery, both pre-and post-operatively; attending outpatient departments; as well as follow up and monitoring appointments.

Solebuddies are cared for by two housekeeping staff who also deliver food to inpatients and outpatients at the hospital daily. Solebuddies stay at the Centre anywhere from a single night to several months, depending on the duration of their health treatment plans. The facility has capacity for 30 people per night, with up to three people per room. The Centre usually supports ten healthcare patients and their families at any one time.

The Centre supports the physical, mental, and social health of resident Solebuddies and their families with activities such as yoga, art therapy and gardening. Health and lifestyle education are also available. Activities are led by volunteers who are carefully screened by Solemen’s Outreach Director.


The Centre is currently staffed with a part-time housekeeper and a full-time carer. A full-time cook would better assist in meeting the nutritional needs of residents and funding is being sought for this role.

To operate the residential facility at capacity, the Centre also requires supporting nursing staff. Ideally, a qualified nurse or an experienced nursing assistant would be on site at all times. However, funding shortfall is currently a barrier to this.

Solebuddies are transported to and from their appointments by a Solemen driver. However, the driver is currently unsupported and is often required to work long hours. The Centre would benefit from two dedicated vehicles and drivers.


Care & Recovery Centre costs IDR 1.9 billion (approximately USD 135,000) per year to run. Solemen offers four levels of sponsorship to fund the continued care of Solebuddies utilising the essential services provided by its residential facility.


Please contact Solemen

Office: 0812 3720 6220

Your contribution will provide care and support for disadvantaged children and adults all over Bali. Even the smallest amount counts

Tax deductible donations are available for Solemen supporters from Australia, the United States and New Zealand when made through the Global Development Group (GDG) website. Options include credit card, PayPal, direct deposit and cheque.