When a child is vulnerable and a family is in crisis Cholmondeley (Chum-ley) steps up to provide short term care and education.

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Cholmondeley provides short-term and emergency respite care for children aged 3 - 12 years, (5 - 12 while at Living Springs) with the aim of alleviating immediate family pressures which exist for children and their parents when the usual supports are not enough or not available.

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Our care is centred on the child, enabling them to celebrate the experience of childhood.
Through integrating the two key aspects of care and education we give children a voice, allow them to be themselves, help them to discover their strengths, learn new skills and develop confidence, ultimately becoming more resilient to the challenges they may face.


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Cholmondeley is a 'true blue' childrens charity supported primarily by the community, allowing decisions to be made at a local level.

We have cared for more than 25,500 children, since 1925 and every year it costs around $1.5 million to keep Cholmondeley operating.


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