Founded in 1985, the Centre started life as a support group for parents at Gloucester Royal Hospital whose babies had been diagnosed with special needs or profound/multiple disabilities. The service was provided for pre-school children and stayed at the hospital from 1985 until 2000 where, as a result of the changing needs of parents and children, the Trustees took the decision to expand the charities service provision up to the age of 18 years. As a result, the Centre needed more space and, with more and more extreme pressures on the NHS, the Centre became an independent charity and moved out of the hospital grounds to its new and current home, Gardner House, which we are proud to have bought in 2002. The Centre has undergone a series of refurbishments and now houses a range of special facilities designed to ensure that our users receive the best possible services and standards of care. 

 

 

 

 

 

Our History