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How Grace House Supports Families

At Grace House we aim to offer a range of specialist services to support not just children and young people who have complex disabilities, but the whole family.

To download our registration form click here

One Place, Your Space Project

The One Place, Your Space project offers:

  • Access to counselling for parent or other adult carers, children with disabilities, and their siblings;
  • Time limited access to holistic therapies for adult carers;
  • Training for adult carers in holistic therapies that can be used at home for the benefit of their child with disabilities.

To access One Place Your Space you must have a disabled child 25 years old and under.

To find out more about the One Place, Your Space project contact 0191 4352088 or email cp@gracehouse.co.uk 

Funded by: The National Lottery Community Fund

You Are Not Alone

This project provides safe and inclusive whole family activities which include:

  • Bowling
  • Music Therapy
  • Trips Out
  • Cookery sessions
  • Magic shows for the whole family

Plus Parent Carer activities including:

  • Creative Cuppas; a Peer Support Group
  • Mindfulness
  • Journalling for Wellbeing
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

All activities are currently delivered by Zoom.

To find out more about the project please ring 0191 4352088 or email lk@gracehouse.co.uk

Funded by: The National Lottery Community Fund

#skills@Grace House

Currently supporting disabled young people aged 16-25 years old with job opportunities, the range of work varies from admin, reception, gardening and fundraising. The young people currently with us are enjoying their time here and learning new skills, which is leading to increased confidence and well-being. If you are interested please contact vb@gracehouse.co.uk 

Funded by: The Coalfields Regeneration Trust

Family Support

Provides assistance to families with a newly diagnosed child to find needed support.

Your family support worker will provide:

  • An introduction to Grace House and the support it can offer.
  • Friendly and supportive face to face contact
  • A listening ear
  • Signposting to other sources of support and professional advice.
  • Practical advice.
  • Home visits.
  • Liaison with other Professionals where appropriate.

For further information or to make a referral for family support contact Lesley-Ann on 0191 4352088 or email laf@gracehouse.co.uk.

Funded by: Garfield Weston Foundation

Nurturing Sessions

Our nurturing sessions consist of a 4 week series of online Zoom sessions in which coping strategies and sensory techniques are shared along with routine support. These are bespoke sessions that are tailored around each familiy's needs. We provide a wide range of sensory equipment to help implement strategies recommended around sensory seeking behaviours. 

Funded by: Durham Risilience and NET 

Youth Groups

Meeting once a week at Grace Housefor disabled young people aged 13-25.

Provide opportunities:

  • To mix with peers
  • Participate in fun activities
  • Develop independance skills

For further information about our Youth Groups email Lesley-Ann on LAF@gracehouse.co.uk . To download the Youth Group registration form click here

Funded by: Sunderland Council North Area Committee and Ringtons

 

Portage

Grace House supports Sunningdale School to provide fun learning and play for pre-school children with additional needs. The groups meet Monday and Friday morning term time only and take place in the Sensory room and soft play area. If you are interested contact julie.carr@sunningdaleschool.com

The charge is £1 per session.

Smoking Cessation

If you are looking for help to stop smoking Grace House is the place to come. We have 3 trained Smoking Cessation Practitioners, who can support you through this process. Grace House is a relaxed comfortable environment, where you will feel at ease, we can also offer flexibility in appointment times. Stopping smoking has so many benefits from your long term health, to helping you financially. If you are interested call us on 0191 4352088 and ask for a stop smoking advisor. 

https://keep-it-out.co.uk/

 

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