Savannah Lodge

Savannah Lodge is a family resource centre and was initially set up in 2017. 

Since being established, the service has gone from strength to strength and continues to develop due to the reputation and quality of the service delivered. We have experienced managers with extensive knowledge and experience of working within Children Services and also Adult services.

This has resulted in Savannah Lodge to growing from its roots as a Family Assessment Centre to offering children in care services, outreach parenting support packages and a contact centre. 

Our passionate and experienced staff team ensures that we continue delivering high quality support for families and a brighter future for children.

Our Team

Lina Chirandura 

Company Director

Sian Young

Registered manager

Level 5 Qualified. Sian has over 10 years experience within Children Service. Sian key strength is behaviour and risk management. She assertive, creative and solution focused.

David Chedgey

Registered Manager

David is Level 5 Qualified and he began working professionally in the care sector in 1993. He has worked with children and adults in a variety of services both in the UK and abroad helping to develop and manage residential provisions. David has experience with a wide range of health needs and conditions including ASD, Developmental Trauma and severe challenging behaviours having worked with clients ranging from two to 99 years of age. David has strong communication skills and is able to work with any unplanned challenges.

Talent Chirandure

 Team Manager

Talent is an experienced and qualified Social Worker within Children Service. Her key strengths are working with difficult to engage parents who are going through family court proceedings cases, child protection or in need of early intervention.  

Donna Kessler

 Principal Social Worker

Donna is an experienced and qualified Social Worker. Donna has been working in Children Services for several years and has a wealth of knowledge and expertise in court proceedings, child protection and early intervention. Her strength is in motivational engagement with parents and strength-based practice.


Julia Salavestru


Julia is Level 5 qualified. Has been working in health and social care sector for 14 years and a qualified paediatric nurse. Julia is a highly motivated individual, looking to apply her leadership, decision-making and problem-solving skills to the role of Registered Manager. Julia's strength is empowerment and ability to effectively deal with challenging behaviours.