Through the application of the Eden Alternative Principles we aim to reduce most of the loneliness, helplessness and boredom experienced by people of all ages and abilities in residential, community and disability services.
This Principle-based approach to living a life with meaning and improved wellbeing, requires a change in culture and operational practice, moving from an institutional approach to a person directed approach in care and support.
The framework of the Eden Alternative Principles provides the practical tools and ‘how to’ make a significant difference in the lives of others living and working in institutional settings. This occurs in collaboration with those people directly impacted by the negativity of institutional practices.
Principle One is the problem statement which is all about the three plagues of loneliness, helplessness and boredom. The other Nine Principles identify the challenges and the solutions to providing a person-directed or relationship directed support for all people.
The Eden Alternative harmonises and strengthens all other models of care bringing more than plants, animals and children to the table. It ensures best practice and compliance with all regulatory accreditation and certification requirements. It is the way we all want to live our lives.