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: