Since 2003, Grace House has supported local disabled children, young people and their families. Our services have provided vital support to these families and have served to enrich their lives.
Grace House enriches the lives of disabled children, young people, and their families.
At Grace House we passionately believe that our services should be led by what families want and need. We see a lot of providers designing their services around the grant funding that is available but we look to build a service that is based on need, and then look to find ways to fund it. That drive for independence means that we’re constantly relying on the generosity of our supporters.
We work hard throughout the year to create an exciting events calendar with something for everyone. Ranging from annual events such as Golf Day, the Great North Run and our Annual Ball, to seasonal events like our Easter and Summer Fayre and to car boot sales and other challenges!
Volunteering offers not only the opportunity to learn new skills but also to build confidence, meet new friendship groups and support your local charity. It can support you in a happy retirement and create skills to put on your CV. Grace House offers so many volunteering opportunities such as gardening, fundraising, reception, admin, driving and many more.
Grace House started as a short break centre, but our focus broadened with the realisation that this was only one piece of the puzzle for families. Disabled children and young people may stay at our short breaks for a handful of days a year but we want to be there for the whole family all year.
Therefore, we now deliver a variety of support that focuses on all of the family throughout the time that their disabled child is growing up. Our aim is to help families by building their confidence and to support their well-being. We do this by providing counselling, youth groups, work experience, whole family activities, peer support groups, teaching life skills and so much more. We want families to make the most of that special time that they share when children are growing up.
We offer a range of support to families which includes full family. Specifically supporting parents, grandparents, carers and siblings of disabled young people. Each group has a different focus, acknowledging that the emotions and issues faced by each different group are unique.
Families registered on our database
Families newly registered
Active families during year
Work Experience session hours
Life Skills sessions hours
Youth Group sessions
Gong Baths sessions
out of 50 parents said Grace House helped manage the challenges they face
out of 50 parents said Grace House made a positive impact on their well-being
out of 25 children said Grace House made them feel more confident
out of 25 children said Grace House made them happier