About Us – Our Little Story

Can You Image…

…being a parent carer 24 hours a day not being able to sleep properly every day of the year? Just as importantly, because you have to give 100% of your attention to your disabled child you know you are giving your other children less attention than they deserve.

This is where Beaulieu House comes in, whether its for an afternoon tea break, an overnight or weekend stay. This gives the child the chance to make friends in a safe happy facility but importantly this gives mum, dad, brothers and sisters the chance to have some “normal time” just to do the simple things that we all take for granted and to re charge their batteries.

Beaulieu House has a permanent residential department. In essence, a home for children with complex disabilities who for one reason or other cannot be at home with their families. Beaulieu Respite are proud to be able to help these children alongside those who come for respite.

Beaulieu Respite is a registered charity originally formed to provide Beaulieu House with the extra’s which neither the Council or NHS can provide. We fundraise towards projects from supplying iPads and music machines for the children to much larger projects like their specialised playground equipment.

We have bought electrically operated sun shades for one of the play areas so that the children can play outside for longer without getting sunburnt. These are also heated so can be used for most of the year. We have also provided a state of the art computerised interactive sensory room and a soft play area, both of which are highly used and immensely beneficial to our children.

We also fund many trips for the children on a regular basis. This year we have also had a new sensory room installed which is highly used by our special children and young people and gives them a lot of enjoyment. We also provide minibuses and cars for a variety of uses.

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GALLERY TIME!!!

Having a great time!

The Police dropped in with some presents at Christmas – Beaulieu House, Isle of Wight

Fun on the Farm.

Our light and sound interactive sensory room – Beaulieu House, Isle of Wight

We bought new bikes for the little ones – Beaulieu House, Isle of Wight

We think he likes it!

I’m not lion – I had a great day at Longleat!

Loving the soft play area.

Our children love messy play.

Fantastic fun at the festival.

Rhys loved Peppa Pig World.

More fun at Peppa Pig World.

Enjoying all the fun at the fair.

Donations

Our Patron, Mark King from Level 42 receiving a wonderful donation from Ryde School.

A donation from “Lifes a Beach” and “Chine Casino.”

A huge cheque from Arreton Barns from the Sweetcorn Fayre.

A presentation from Arreton Barns for the Halloween event.

Newport Christmas Fayre donation.

Shauna and Lee from the Sands Hotel with a whopping amount for us.

The Godshill Players donation. They also did a special preview of their panto for our children.

Thank you SB Electrical.

2017 Sweetcorn cheque presentation. Thank you Barns, you’re awesome.

New Soft-Play Area – Opened Oct 2018

Gallery of our new Soft-Play Area, which opened in October 2018.

Gallery of our new Soft-Play Area, which opened in October 2018.

Gallery of our new Soft-Play Area, which opened in October 2018.

Gallery of our new Soft-Play Area, which opened in October 2018.

Gallery of our new Soft-Play Area, which opened in October 2018.

Gallery of our new Soft-Play Area, which opened in October 2018.

SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: This new Soft-Play Area will make such a difference to Beaulieu House and the lives of the children here. We would like to give very special thanks to the following businesses and individuals who have gone above and beyond supporting the project with donations and time:

  • The Sweetcorn Fayre
  • Sporting Bears Motor Club
  • The Butterfly and Bee Cyclists (who completed a 1,000 mile cycle ride from the South of France)
  • Arid Design: Isle of Wight Architecture (who provided the drawings free of charge)
  • Sydenhams Independent Timber & Builders Merchants (for providing the timber frame free of charge)
  • DN Associates – Isle of Wight Building Contractors (for the construction at cost price)

CONTACT US

If you want to contact Beaulieu House directly please email – beaulieuhouse@iow.gov.uk

If you want to contact the charity Beaulieu Respite, please use the form below…

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