Cedar House is the most recent of our children’s homes to open. The home is located in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, just a short walk away from the town centre and local amenities.

We are registered with Ofsted as a Children’s Home (Unique Reference SC 458754). The home is registered for eight young people who are have a diagnosis of autism and/or learning disability.

Welcome from the Registered Manager

Shelley Limond

I joined the North East Autism Society in November 2021. My roles previous to this have always been within care and support, however this has mainly been within adult provisions. I have worked within a variety of roles, including direct support work and most recently holding the registration to a specialist autism-specific adults service. I have such a passion for ensuring positive outcomes are achieved for the people we support and place such an emphasis on person-centred care and support, whilst empowering our young people to take control of their lives and live a fulfilled and satisfied life.


  • Level 5 diploma
  • Level 3 Btec diploma
  • Level 3 mental health first aid
  • Autism (Level 2)
  • Understanding Autism (Level 2)
  • PBS (Level 3)

Children's Visual Guide to Cedar House

This Statement of Purpose provides an overview of Cedar House. It is our statutory duty to produce this document under the Care Standards Act 2000 and Children’s Homes Regulations 2015, but we hope it will also provide you with some useful information about what we do.

Cedar House Statement of Purpose