Supporting disabled children and young adults

The Chiltern Centre works with parents of children that have a wide spectrum of disabilities and complex health needs, in a caring and nurturing environment.

The caring warm welcome at the Chiltern Centre gives young people a fantastic short break.

Often families who care for children with a complex medical need or a profound learning or physical disability really need a break. This is where our respite care in Oxfordshire services give them a chance to do something that the rest of us often take for granted.

The Chiltern Centre offers respite care in Oxfordshire to disabled children aged 6 to 25 years a short break in a stimulating, supportive environment, whilst giving parents much-needed respite from day-to-day responsibilities.  We are able to serve families and carer givers from Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Helping children and young people with disabilities live life to the full

Respite short break care

The Chiltern Centre has the skills to help families caring for a disabled child cope with daily challenges at home, enable children to lead more independent lives and give indispensable practical support to carers.

Our service provides families with support when they need it through a team of qualified professionals.

Holiday Clubs for Disabled Children and Young People

Our holiday clubs for disabled children provide a range of activities to meet the needs of everyone involved.

Children are given the opportunity to have fun and enjoy new experiences. We provide a range of activities catered to the day and provide expert help to assist.

Youth Groups: Breakaway Group and Buddies Group

The BREAKWAWAY GROUP is for 18-30 year olds with learning disabilities enjoy being part of a group and have fun, get active and engage in all sorts of social and recreational activities.

Another way we help disabled children feel part of society and further develop personal skills is through our BUDDIES GROUP – a social group for teenagers with physical and/or learning difficulties.


“We are grateful for the great work you and your team do. It was wonderful when a staff member gave a courtesy call back to reassure us that my brother was ok and had eaten/taken meds. It’s these little things that make a difference. Thank you.”

SS – sister of Young person

“My son had such a wonderful time with his friends at the weekend.  He LOVED it!  It was so nice for me to have a chat with his friends (who are growing up) and their parents too.  Thank you.”

Anna D

Staff at Chilterns are exceedingly dedicated and hardworking and have an excellent relationship with those who go there and their parents. My son has been attending Chilterns since it started and it is an integral part of his and our life.