Enabling young adults with disabilities to live life to the full


The overarching aim of The Chiltern Centre is to care for the young person (aged 16 – 30) and everything that makes them. We aim to see the person not the disability but acknowledge that their medical diagnosis is part of them. We aim to support our young adults to live life to the full and encourage them to fully and openly express themselves as a person.  We do this by:


  • Developing and implementing appropriate support for young people in consultation with the individual, their family and other relevant parties to meet their individual needs.
  • Valuing young people as individuals, promoting choice, positive self-image, independence and individual identity.
  • Encouraging full participation of the young people in the running of the Centre, sharing responsibilities and decisions.
  • Providing individualised person-centred care by involving each individual in every aspect of their care with regular monitoring and review.
  • Treating young people and their views with dignity and respect.
  • Working in partnership with associated agencies to provide a holistic approach to meeting the needs of young people and to develop additional opportunities and promote life chances.
  • Safeguarding the health and wellbeing of young people, ensuring that they are protected from harm.
  • Offering a small-scale, friendly, safe and secure environment that is flexible, that seeks to meet the needs and of young people it supports and allows them to relax and have fun.
  • Giving young people the opportunity to continue to develop social and life skills and become an active part of the community.
  • Encouraging young people to respect the diversity, needs, values and human rights of all the individuals around them.
  • Ensure confidentiality and personal privacy are always maintained and respected.
  • Promoting the service in the wider community and encouraging participation in, and support of, our work.
  • Being a source of information and support for young people, families and professionals.