Every weekend Amy’s House gives very special children with additional needs the chance to play, laugh and learn through education and exercise in a fun and safe environment. These may seem like basic requirements for children, but many miss out on these experiences during the week due to the specialist individual care that many of them require.
As well as caring for children, our facility also provides welcome respite for parents and carers who often don’t get a well earned break, and also gives them the chance to concentrate on siblings who may not receive as much focus during the week.
When Amy’s House was trialled as a pilot scheme in 2005 the response we had was incredible and proof that such a facility was desperately needed in Sheffield. Since then, we’ve continued to go from strength to strength, employing additional qualified staff and working with the Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service (SNIPS) as part of our pledge to help the ever-growing number of deserving families.
Despite the increasing number of families in need of weekend respite, Amy’s House is the only facility of its kind in Sheffield to offer this type of service and relies primarily on the generosity of fundraisers and businesses to keep going.
If you’d like to help to support Amy’s House, or if you’d like any further information about the wonderful work we do, please contact our our office on 0114 242 2294 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org