Cherry Trees is a charity providing home from home specialist short breaks for children and young people aged 0-19 with a range of disabilities including learning, physical and sensory impairments. We provide a high quality service within a relaxed and caring setting where every child is valued for who they are. It is a lifeline for many families, children and young people regularly cared for here, whether it be after school for a few hours, a weekend or even a couple of weeks stay.
Cherry Trees’ mission is to ensure that families and children with a disability have access to short breaks throughout Surrey and surrounding counties. Our vision and values include treating the child first, disability second; ensuring children progress and participate in a range of activities and positive experiences, whilst delivering sustainable support to the whole family. We believe that every child is an individual with the right to enjoy a normal pattern of life within the community, appropriate to his or her age. We advocate respect, dignity and freedom of choice for all.
Cherry Trees aims to:
- We aim to be a model of excellence in respite care/short breaks for children and young adults with physical, learning and sensory disabilities. We are dedicated to providing a high quality care.
- To grow from strength to strength in terms of the service we provide and are committed to increasing our capacity and range of services and facilities offered.
- To reach out to as many families as possible, to help prevent family breakdown, enable young people to progress and for families to be fully integrated in the local community.
- As the pressure on our parents is increasing, we see it as part of our strategic remit to not only provide respite care but also to provide advice and support on broader issues.
Established: June 1980
Registered Charity Number: 800222
Board members: 13
Full time staff: 20
Part time staff: 32
Phone number: 01483 507222
Address: School Lane GU4 7RSView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website