How did it all start?

Grampian Children’s Respite Care was started in late 2010 by a group of parents in Aberdeen that were experiencing difficulty in accessing appropriate planned respite care for their children and families. Supported by social and healthcare professionals, the group developed with the aim of working with other parents and professionals throughout the North-east area to identify gaps in the current service, establish what services were required and work with other organisations to assist in the development of those services.

The group was formalised with the adoption of a constitution in May 2011 and the appointment of a Managing Committee & Trustees.

Scottish charitable status was awarded to Grampian children’s Respite Care by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) in October 2011.