We also offer Short Break (respite) provision for young people whose families are often at the point of breakdown.
In addition, our award-winning Children’s Able and Disabled Sports (CADS) Programme provides inclusive sporting opportunities for over 500 youngsters.
Did you know...
· We were established in 1823 by two Manchester businessmen and so are one of the oldest charities in the UK
· Seashell is a leading authority in the field of multi-sensory impairment and has a growing reputation as a National Centre of Excellence in this field
· Her Majesty the Queen is our patron
· Our reach is national, in particular our outreach work and our support for families with children with complex needs
· The needs of those seeking our support are only going to increase in complexity as the survival rates of extremely premature babies’ increases. Survival rates of pre-term 27 week babies is increasing yet 15% of all such babies are born with profound and multiple learning difficulties.
What makes Seashell Trust different
· We don’t just care for the child – we also support the family
· We have both residential care and education on the same site
· All of our children and young people have little or no verbal communication
· Some of our children are the only child in the country with that particular combination of disabilities and so we are the only place that can support them
· We fundraise for specific projects rather than salaries sop you know where every penny is going
Other ways to support
· Volunteering – we need lots of help on campus from mentoring our young people to helping with our sensory gardens
· Word of Mouth – help us spread the word of the great work that is being done in the UK for this very profoundly disabled group of people
· Offer work experience placements for our young adults
· Give us pro bono support – from sports coaching to legal advice we are always so grateful for any pro bono offers