Why do we need Charlie House?

 

Kielder7Recent research has shown that there are more than 1500 children and young people with life-limiting conditions in the North-east, with numbers rising by 50% in the last 10 years.  These families need our support more than ever.

Children with complex disabilities and/or life-limiting conditions, more often than not, experience a degree of social exclusion as they are not able to take part in everyday activities that others their age can. They have limited opportunities for making friends, enjoying activities and having fun.

Our current projects aim to provide a place for the whole family to have some fun together and experience new activities. Since 2014, our annual trip to The Calvert Trust at Kielder Forest Park has been a huge success and enabled families to feel less isolated and given them the courage to try new activities that they had previously thought impossible.