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The Chiltern Centre

The Chiltern Centre

Who we are

Empowering disabled young people to live life to the full, while supporting their families in their vital role of caring - we help families enjoy the everyday experiences most take for granted. 
We offer a wide range of care services, social, play and recreational opportunities (including an after school clubs and youth groups), outreach support and life skills training.
Employing clinical and registered nurse specialists The Chiltern Centre is unique locally in being able to provide care for children and young people with profound and multiple and complex physical, emotional, behavioural and medical needs. These needs include sensory impairments, mobility, communication needs, complex feeding needs, breathing difficulties, severe learning difficulties and long-term health issues including cerebral palsy, downs syndrome and autism. 80% of the children require at least 1:1 care, some 2:1 and even 3:1. 
We support  families across the Thames Valley and South Oxfordshire - from a few hours after school once a week, weekly youth clubs or a half-day in the holidays to overnight care and even multi-day breaks.

The Chiltern Centre is a wonderful purpose-built care home in Henley on Thames offering a range of services to young people (aged 16 – 30) with learning disabilities (often alongside physical disabilities and/or complex medical needs) that empower them to live life to the full. A person- centred approach promoting choice, positive self-image and individual identity drives everything we do. 

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 Chiltern Centre changes lives . It gives young people a chance to gain greater independence, learn new skills, build friendships and have fun. It gives them the opportunity to be ‘seen’ as a person and not to be defined by their disability . It is a life line for our young people and their families, and it is only here because of the incredible support we have from our local community.  Thank you for supporting us.

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Greys Road,

01491 575575

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