Kites Rise is the name of our newly developed on site respite short break accommodation. We are now able to offer Short Breaks at Kites Rise, our newly developed on site short break accommodation. This facility is already being used by Young Carers in Gateshead and South Tyneside, It is now also registered with the Care Quality Commission providing specific short break provision for young adults with learning disabilities, including autistic spectrum disorder between the ages of 18 and 30.

Pauline Steele Chief Executive confirmed “We have a fantastic residential resource upon which to build new services, thanks to the generosity and hard work of all of our supporters. A massive thanks goes out to all who have supported this development!

We are also delighted Kites Rise is continuing to be used as an outside location by the BBC to film the BAFTA award winning children’s television drama The Dumping Ground which is currently being shown on CBBC television. We continue to explore new ways of generating income and new partnerships, so we can sustain and develop new services for carers and their families”.

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