What is Tudor House?
Tudor House is a residential home offering short breaks for young people who have a severe learning disability and other complex needs. Situated in a quiet residential area of Brighton, the facility supports young people from the ages of 8-18. Around 15 young people are currently supported by this service, many of whom are autistic. The house is run by Brighton and Hove City Council Children’s Integrated Disability Service.
Why have we chosen to support them?
We support projects at respite centres in Sussex that will create a better environment for the children and young people who need them. Tudor House is a vital resource for children with a range of disabilities and their families – allowing parents a much-needed break. In previous years, our funding has enabled the house to furnish the garden with sensory equipment, and has also provided a therapy room.
How will the funds raised make a difference?
Many of the autistic young people spending time at Tudor House enjoy the space and quiet that their garden has to offer, but unfortunately it cannot be used during the colder months. As part of our 50th year appeal, we have donated £50,000 worth of funding for a garden log cabin which has been equipped as a soft play room.
Already being enjoyed by young people, it is a quiet and safe place in the garden which can be used all year round. The soft play area within the cabin would hugely benefit the young people cared for at Tudor House – especially for those who cannot walk unaided, and provides an extra space away from the busier environment in the main house.