Cedar Lodge specialises in the care of young adults aged 19 and 30 years and aims to help them develop the skills required to live with support in the community or to prepare them for life in a suitable residential home. The focus at Cedar Lodge is to ensure each young adult gets to reach their full potential regardless of the barriers in their way.
We work in a truly holistic, multi-disciplinary way where the divisions between care and learning are integrated. We are unique in our approach in that the care staff support the young people in the home as well as assisting the onsite instructor to provide learning opportunities that can be linked to achieving recognised qualifications, ensuring true consistency across the setting, which is the only true way of allowing the young adults to thrive and develop their independence. We also value the insight and knowledge parents have about the needs of their child and the best way to support them. We work closely with parents throughout their child?s time with us.
The care staff are extremely experienced and receive comprehensive on-going training to keep them at the forefront of best practice. Young adults are also supported by our own onsite support services that include Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, and a Psychotherapist. To encourage community access, professionals outside of our service are used for their specialist input.
We have a flexible approach and always focus on the needs of the young adult. This is reflected in the care packages we can offer. Our care packages are bespoke and flexible, focusing on the needs of the young adult at this very specific time in their lives whilst working towards their future life goals.
We currently have three, three bedroom apartments each with their own lounge, kitchen and bathroom facilities. Another three bedroomed apartment is due to open in 2017. The small living groups enable us to ensure compatibility of peer groups, whilst enabling our young adults to build positive friendships and develop key group living skills, such as compromise, ready for their move into a more permanent living arrangement.
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