The Charlie Cookson Foundation

Further support from outside Charities & Groups

Grace House children’s charity welcomes children and young people from across the North East, with complex disabilities, health needs and life limiting conditions. We provide a fun, safe, exciting environment where children can come and live life to the full.

Our main service will be overnight short breaks at our beautiful, purpose built, fully accessible centre in Southwick, Sunderland delivered in partnership with Sunderland Carer and Support

Grace House Short Breaks Service will provide

  • a place for up to 8 children and young people aged 5 years -17 years 11 months to come and stay overnight, on a planned and regular basis
  • a chance for disabled children and young people to make new friends, do fun exciting activities, and go out on trips,
  • an opportunity to take advantage of all the amazing facilities we have at Grace House, such as the sensory room, soft play and music room..

Grace House offers additional services to families with disabled children including

  • therapeutic music and arts activities
  • adapted sports coaching
  • gardening activties
  • Outdoor play area

Grace House also has additional services for families with disabled children including

  • alternative and complementary therapies for carers
  • counselling
  • information and training
  • support groups
  • activity groups for babies and toddlers with complex needs and their families.

The Charlie Cookson Foundation highly recommend the services of this charity and are delighted to have a working relationship with them, helping and advising families in need of our financial support.

Grace House - Respite and short break facility

Grace House – Respite and short break facility