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* Chestnut Lodge

our vision

 

We operate a social care model of disability, ensuring that our service users are seen as children first, and receive the necessary care and support to manage their disability so they can get the most out of life.  Each young person is unique and we value their differences, recognising that what might be thought a great activity by one young person, could be thoroughly disliked by another. By ensuring children and young people have access to a wide range of opportunities, and noting their responses, we aim to enhance their life and enable them to fulfil their potential. 

 

We operate evening youth clubs in term time as well as overnight short breaks at weekends and holidays which provide support to the individual young person and respite for the family.  Firstly by providing young people with a range of experiences and opportunities which help them to achieve positive outcomes in life.  Secondly, by giving support to parents in the form of a break to enable them to recharge as well as being a source of professional advice and assistance to families.  Thirdly by giving parents the opportunity to spend time either together or more often with their other children doing the things that they find it impossible to do when the disabled child is at home, but most of all we want our young people to enjoy their time with us and most of all, have FUN.  

 

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* CORNWALL S.P.A.C.E.

Our Vision

We support disabled children and young people to reach their potential.

We do this by offering exciting new activities to try and the opportunity to make new friends, while providing families with an all important short break. 

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* Monksfield

Our Vision

Monksfield is based on the outskirts of Hexham within walking distance of local amenities and have easy access to the countryside, coast and nearby towns and cities.  We provide residential care for disabled children needing a permanent home and short break residential care. 

We work with families and professionals to meet the complex and varied needs of the children and young people that are in our care.  Our tailored support packages enable all children and young people to benefit from their stay with us.

Whenever possible we consult with the children and young people about what activities they like and where they would like to go and the toys they would like to play with.  We encourage children to develop as much independence as possible and get them involved in everyday tasks whilst supporting them to progress at their own pace. 

By providing fun, inclusive and flexible support we help disabled children, young people and their families to live the lives they want.  For every child or young person within our care our aim is to provide the most stimulating and inspiring environment to enable them to flourish. 

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* Moray Buckie Residential Unit

Our Vision

We aim to provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment in which young people feel secure and can discover their value and worth as individuals and gain a sense of their own self.  They are also encouraged to participate fully in the decision-making process in the home and are given opportunities to help and support one another. This is achieved by stressing the positive roles of care and focuses on the needs and rights of the young people. 

We adopt a flexible approach to all aspects of care and aim to work closely and in partnership with parents and carers as appropriate.

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* Stoke Aiming High

Our Vision

 

We have been working in Stoke on Trent for over 3 years and have a huge programme of activities that take place all around the city in Leisure centres and other venues.   All our activities are held in weekends after school and school holidays when we also run day trips. All children aged 0-19  with a disability living in Stoke can take part in these activities.  We run sessions covering dance music sport cooking arts and crafts. We help disabled children to make friends and have fun. Our  volunteers help us make sure children have a great time and can make friends with others.

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