How we help
The Chiltern Centre is dedicated to supporting young people (aged 16 – 30) with learning disabilities (often alongside physical disabilities and/or complex medical needs), as well as their families.
We offer young people a range of experiences, enabling them to spend time with friends, learn new skills and enjoy new opportunities – all whilst their families enjoy a much-needed break. Vitally, we provide invaluable continuity of support and care between teen and adult years as our young people transition between from children’s’ to adults’ social care.
The Difference We Make
What our service means to young people
Each young person (aged 16 – 30) in our care has a unique range of needs and wishes that we are ideally placed to support them with. With this support the young people learn new skills, build towards greater independence, make friends and have fun. By focusing on choice, and the individual needs of each young person we work with, we help young people with learning disabilities to gain confidence and experience greater joy in their lives.
What our service means to their families
At the point when most parents are watching their children gain independence and move away from home, the parents of young people with disabilities are often required as much as they ever have been. The Chiltern Centre gives these parents a break from their role as carer so that they have the opportunity to recharge their batteries and catch up with the day to day tasks that most of us take for granted. Not only that, they are safe in the knowledge that their young person is safe and happy in a caring, home-from-home environment.
Perhaps the best way to understand the difference the Chiltern Centre makes is to hear it from the point of view of the families and young people for whom the Centre exists.
Who we help
The Chiltern Centre provides support, leisure and overnight short break services to young adults with a learning disability. Some young adults may have associated conditions such as:
- Sensory impairment
- Physical disability
- Acquired Brain injury
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- Specific health diagnosis
Both families and professionals can phone us to find out more and get a feel for how we work. We also welcome visitors to arrange a visit to the Chiltern Centre to experience our facilities for themselves.
We take a holistic approach to supporting families and will tailor our service to suit each individual. We pace our introductions to suit each person, building up trust, friendship and confidence so that we can assist families in the best possible way for them.
New to the Chiltern Centre
If you are new to the Chiltern Centre (whether a family or professional) take a look around our website, download our information leaflet or call us for a chat. We welcome visits so you can experience what we do for yourself and talk to you more about how we can support you, your family or the young person you work with. With a range of services on offer we hope that we will be able to provide you with the support that you, your family member, or the young adult you are working with needs to live life to the full.
We take a holistic approach to supporting families and will tailor our service to each individual. We pace our introductions to suit each person, building up trust, friendship and confidence so that we can assist families in the best possible way for them. We look forward to hearing from you and hope to be able to support you over the coming months and years.