About us Vision, mission and values Vision, mission and values Cherry Trees has been established for 40 years now and although many changes have happened over that time, structurally and progressively with our care, we remain true to our mission, vision and values, ensuring we provide the best possible care in fun environment. Our purpose To be a force for good by transforming lives through exceptional home from home care for children with all disabilities and their families. Our Vision Our doors will always be open to families in need throughout the South East, by being a much loved and supported charity. Our Values Our aim at Cherry Trees is to offer the opportunity to children with learning and physical disabilities, most of which are severe, to enhance their quality of life by providing a safe, home-like environment whilst also providing their parents with a meaningful break. We want to ensure that all children are happy and contented and, to this end, we believe there are certain basic values which contribute to a good quality of life: Privacy - The right of every individual to have their privacy respected Dignity - The right of every individual to be recognised and valued regardless of their disability and for their personal needs to be treated with respect Choice - The right of every individual to be able make important choices about their life Fulfilment - The right of every individual to have personal aspirations and be supported to achieve these Collaboration- To work in partnership with young people, their family, social workers and outside agencies to provide a positive short break Independence – To encourage children and young people to learn and develop independence skills. This would include being encouraged to make decisions that directly affect them Cherry Trees advocates all of the above and believes in the principle of: CHILD FIRST, DISABILITY SECOND.