The Trust has converted a victorian former print-works into a respite facility, which is full of fun, colour and care for disabled children.
It is a place where families can come together and know that they are not alone. Parents can meet other parents going through similar experiences and siblings can too. The family events we hold at the Centre can take many forms from summer BBQs to coffee mornings. They tend to be held more in the school holidays and will often take on a theme, such as an Easter egg hunt or summer fun day.
In our centre we have a large play area, including a messy play corner with lots of fun and messy activities, a soft play area which is very fun and stimulating for the children to let off steam, as well as a family-style dining area for lunches.
Across from the open plan kitchen is our sensory corner with bubble tower, star curtains, sensory tiled floor and fibre optics. Everything in the centre is very accessible so that all of the children can make good use of it.
A lift takes children to the first floor of the Centre, where we have our quiet lounge with a big TV and interactive games on the xbox, a little library and comfy sofas and bean bags. Upstairs, we also have a room which we are turning into a dedicated sensory environment, which will be full of controllable lights, colours and textures to give the children some valuable sensory stimulation.
How you can help…
We have received some incredibly generous donations from Trusts & Foundations, local companies, Rotary Clubs and Masonic lodges around the south coast in the last few months to secure the capital side of our project of opening up our centre, and we have told their stories over on our News page.
These wonderful donations have enabled us to move forward in a big way, but now we have to work really hard in securing the care costs. We have a beautiful and developed centre, but we need to secure the costs that go along with providing support to families, such as salaries, rent, utilities and staff training.
To support our project and join us on this incredible journey, click on the above image! For more info on how you can get involved by donating or volunteering, phone the team on 01825 817417 or email email@example.com or visit our page: Fundraising