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Play, therapy and support for kids with additional needs and their families

 

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Proud winners of

The Queen's Award

for Voluntary Service

Oliver's Story

Oliver and his mum Louise started coming to Play Group and Saturday Clubs at Our House in 2015 after visiting the centre with another group.  

 

Oliver has a chromosomal disorder which results in learning disability and behavioural problems. He also has a physical disability.

 

At Our House Play Group Oliver has been able to enjoy toys and sensory play in a relaxed environment where he is not judged, just included. He beams when he arrives at Our House.

 

Oliver’s mum Louise benefits from her time at the centre too, “Our House for me is a chance to spend time with my children (all of them) in a fun and relaxed environment. I’m always welcomed with a smile and a helping hand. I’ve come to Our House feeling at my lowest and left feeling so much brighter. The information, advice and friendly ear is invaluable.

 

Sometimes it can feel so lonely having a child with additional needs and you don’t always fit in any more but at Our House everybody is made to feel welcome and important.”

 

Oliver’s brothers and sisters have also enjoyed visits to Our House, “They met a mermaid at the Summer Party, petted the therapy dog and celebrated at Christmas with a gift from Santa. They enjoy Our House with their brother, without the worry other social visits have resulted in disaster.”

 

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