Ohel Sarah, founded in 1978, believes that every disabled person should be given the opportunity to make their individual contribution to society and provides them with the tools to develop.
Ohel Sarah supports 400 children and young adults with special needs, 365 days a year. We welcome every child and accept the most complex cases through our doors. Once entered their lives change.
Our services users have a wide range of disability including physical, mental and sensory disabilities. Children at Ohel Sarah suffer from Autistic Disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, Rett's, Cerebral Palsy, Dystonic Movement Disorder, blindness, deafness and many are in wheelchairs or unable to walk unaided.
Some of our mature students are now orphans and have elderly parents, who are Holocaust Survivors and can no longer care for them.
Through its schools, day centres, recreational programmes and residential care, located in Israel, Ohel Sarah offers play therapy, occupational therapy, educational programmes, leisure activities, training and employment skills. These services ensure the growth of every disabled child through the life-stages into adulthood.
Ohel Sarah engages a team of professionals who work with each individual child and adult and put together a plan for development and enrichment. Staff attend training and new methods/techniques are introduced regularly.
Funds presently being sought is to the final costs of building a state of the art complex that will support 150 mature students with Training & Employment
Additionally, funds are being sought to provide extra curricular activities, trips and specialised equipment for our one to one programmes.
Ohel Sarah aims to:
- We aim to work as a team with parents/carers to ensure whatever is being offered supports the family environment.
- Across Ohel Sarah respect is shown to our special needs students and their dignity maintained and preserved.
- Ensuring our approach is in line with current thinking. Staff attend workshops, seminars and conferences regularly.
- We aim to ensure that each student is provided with a tailor-made programme suiting their ability.
- All programmes focus on promoting independence leading to intergration. .
Established: January 1975
Registered Charity Number: 1004992
Board members: 7
Full time staff: 150
Part time staff: 200
Phone number: 020 8 211 1029
Address: 15 Osbaldeston Road Londdon N16 7DJView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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