The Ravensbourne Project was first established in 1976 and offers short breaks for children and young people with severe and complex needs in the borough of Lewisham. The project is run out of Peter Every House in Catford and is open for day and night services on weekends and during the holidays. All of our children and young people are referred by social services and we have a strong partnership with Lewisham Council.
Our main mission is to support our children and young people, along with their families and carers, to be the best they can be. We do this by providing a safe, secure and supportive environment, which motivates our children and young people to become a part of society. We create a bond with our children and young people, and this extends to not only their families and carers, but to their social workers and the specialised departments within Lewisham children’s services, to ensure that every child and young person is given a service best suited to them. We have numerous links with other local organisations that specialise with children and young people with special needs and disabilities.
We have a strong focus on aiding in the development of our children and young people. With our highly-qualified staff who have extensive backgrounds working with children and young people with disabilities, and staff undergo frequent professional development. We allow our service users to try out different activities and situations in a small and safe environment, hoping that they will then be able to cope outside our setting and integrate with the local community.
Peter Every House is a wonderful setting for our children and young people to grow and learn in; however over the years our garden has become rather tired and in need of repairs and maintenance. Money raised will go to creating a safe and fun environment to learn and play in.