About us.

We’re a parent-led charity centre for children with additional needs in and around Wokingham, offering activities, support and therapies. Based in Wokingham, our groundbreaking centre ‘Our house’ is a haven for both disabled children and their families.

Where
we’ve been

Queen’s award for voluntary service,
2016

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.

Sue Ryder Woman of Achievement award, 2016

Our CEO won the prestigious Woman of Achievement award, celebrating incredible women from across the UK.

Pride of Britain Award – winner for Meridian West, 2015

The Pride of Britain awards honour British people who have acted bravely or extraordinarily in challenging situations.

Parliamentary Leadership Podcast, 2020

We were selected to contribute to the parlimentary leadership podcast in 2020.

She Magazine – Juggler of the Year, 2010

Our CEO won the coveted Juggler of the year award in 2010.

Finalist for Businesswomen of the Year Award, 2015

Our CEO was a finalist for Businesswoman of the year, with Outstanding Contribution.

Parliamentary Review Contributor, 2019

We were selected as a contributor to the 2019 Parliamentary Review.

Testimonials

Don’t take our word for it, here’s what some of the parents who visit us said

“…Our House is a very warm, welcoming, relaxing environment where all of our family feel happy. The Saturday Club is a time we look forward to each month, as we know all of our children will be entertained and happy and we can share with other families facing similar challenges.  There is nothing else like Our House locally.  If it didn’t exist, I wouldn’t have the network of support that I do today…”

Harry’s mum

“… We’re so lucky to have a facility like this available to us in the local area.  Knowing that we can just come along and not have to worry about whether changing facilities will be suitable and relax knowing most of those around us are in the same boat is a huge comfort and invaluable….”

Lucy’s Mum

An extra special thanks to…

Our kind supporters. We really couldn’t do it without you. We are so grateful to all of those businesses and individuals who help us. Over the years we have had great support from people of all ages, including sponsored cycle rides and long distance outdoor swims to barbecues, golf days, raffles, race nights and graffiti work. We have also been awarded a number of grants from local groups and received wonderful donations from local businesses and their employees.

Flynn Pharma Ltd

Interserve

St James’s Place Foundation

Tile & Bathroom Place, Twyford

Stan Hetherington

Stan Hetherington

The Painting Partnership Ltd

Purple Patch Running

Stokes Farm, Wokingham

Regatta for the Disabled

D Melck

Waverley School

Cook Curry Club

Bird in Hand Country Inn

Twyford Christmas Fayre

Solidity

Ellis Furniture

Chris Jones, Tesco Reading Distribution Centre

James Britton Ceramics

Gavin Cook, G P Cook Plastering

Mathew Holmes, Ken Costello, Tim Charlesworth, Jasper Holmes & Andre Compton

Francesca Martinez and Annette Drake

Boehringer Ingelheim

Nirvana Spa

Tesco Twyford

Wokingham Lions

Windsor Forest Unicorn Club

Wokingham Borough Mayor’s Charity 2013-4

Wokingham Masons

Barnados High Close School

Sand Martins Golf Club

The Real Business Club

Maidenhead Masons

Hare Hatch Sheetplands

Torpoint Lions

Berkshire Masonic Charity

Rak Ceramics

Bathroom Origins

Astro Lighting

Gerry Jones & Sarah Johnson, G T Jones Plumbing

Guy & Keith, J W & P G Builders

Jacob, J B M Decorating Services

Waitrose Wokingham

Kualo

Brayborne Cleaning

David Wilson Homes

Newbold Church

Clifton Ingram

Twyford Village Partnership

Henderson Charitable Trust

Koubou Interiors, Crowthorne

Brewin Dolphin

Haringtons Hairdressing

Wokingham Bikeathon

Voluntary Action Wokingham

The Piggott School

Mabey

Stephenson Family Trust

Craft Ceramics

S B H Radiators

Go Electrical Wholesalers

TradeMark Windows

Mark O’Neill, Sterling Electrical Installations

ChromeDaisy Web Services

Paul’s Trust

Perforce

Andy Jones, Virgin Active Wokingham