Statement of Purpose



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Cherry Orchards’ aim is to help adults recovering from the debilitating effect of any life crisis; this may include mental health or psychological problems, learning difficulties, individuals recovering from substance or alcohol abuse and any other form of emotional distress.

A residential placement is ideally for a minimum of 18 months. It supports individual development towards health, increased independence and self-fulfilment. The holistic and individually tailored therapeutic programme includes groups as well as one to one activities.

Cherry Orchards also offers a day programme of between two and seven days a week. The tranquil environment and programme of activities are particularly suited to those individuals seeking structure and purpose in their life and who want to build up their confidence. The individually tailored programme provides access to a range of activities and therapies, which occur both on a group and one to one basis. Day placements are not time limited.

The community provides a warm and active environment with 24-hour live-in support in a peaceful semi-rural setting. We have a high quality organic diet and a rich cultural life.

The community is based on the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, as further developed by Dr. Karl König, which recognises the unique identity of the individual and the importance of social relationships in maintaining good health. The community also recognises the spiritual needs of individuals and while based on a Christian outlook, is open to all faiths.

The two Managers have the required RMA qualifications and NVQ Level 4 in Care Management. Between them they have over 60 years experience of therapeutic life and work. All managers have external individual supervision.  Co-workers have backgrounds in Social Work, Occupational Therapy and other areas of care work.  All co-workers have regular, weekly in-house supervision.

While in the community, individuals have the opportunity to regain trust in themselves, increase confidence, take control of their lives and find the courage to move forward.

To support the above aims the community does not have televisions nor permit the abuse of any substances, or the consumption of alcohol on the premises.

For our latest Inspection Report please visit the Care Quality Commission website here or write to:

The Care Quality Commission
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PA Tel: 03000 616161
Fax: 03000 616172