Member spotlight: Grace House

Author - Emma Aghdami

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This week we caught up with the team at Grace House to find out how they’re going further with Chamber membership.

Where are you based?

We are based in Sunderland.

How many employees do you have?


Give us a brief overview of your business.

Grace House is a charity based in Southwick in Sunderland that enriches the lives of disabled children, young people and their families through a wide range of services suited to support the whole family.

We support families with a child or young person who is either neurodivergent or has a physical disability. We also support families who are working towards a diagnosis. Grace House supports these families through a wide range of services which include but are not limited to:

  • Counselling – For the disabled child or young person as well as parents, family carers and siblings.
  • Youth Groups – For disabled children and young people aged 10-18
  • Social Group – For disabled young people aged 18+
  • Work Experience – For disabled young people aged 16+
  • Family Support – Help for parents and family carers with navigating the health and social care system
  • Therapeutic Activities – Sessions for parents and family carers including yoga, gong baths, therapeutic arts and more
  • Family Activities – Activities for the whole family to come and enjoy during school holidays

Tell us about a recent business success.

In the past year (2023-2024) Grace House has provided the following support:

  • Families registered on our database – 744
  • Newly registered families – 509
  • families that have accessed our services – 647 (87% OF REGISTERED FAMILIES)
  • Work experience hours – 409
  • Life skills hours – 276
  • Counselling sessions – 809
  • Gong bath sessions– 12
  • Yoga sessions – 42
  • Social group sessions – 49

    One of the young people that accesses Services at Grace House was recently nominated for an award. Matthew was shortlisted for the Local Community Award at the Sunderland Young Achiever’s Awards. He was shortlisted for the volunteering and fundraising he does for Grace House as well as accessing our services.

Why are you a Chamber Member?

To develop our network and to promote Grace House within the local business community. To provide these vital services to families in the North East, we rely on the support of local businesses and individuals. If you would like to find out more about supporting Grace House and how your business can make a difference to the lives of disabled children and young people in the North East. Contact [email protected] or call 0191 435 2085

Where can we find you?

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