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.