Twinkle House – Making a difference to the lives of  Children and Young People with Disabilities and Additional Needs through their Charity work


Supported Sessions for Children & Young People with Disabilities and Additional Needs

Twinkle House Provides a FREE sensory-based personalised support service for children and young people 0-19 with Disabilities and Additional Needs living in West Lancashire and neighbouring areas.  

We provide practical and emotional support to these children and their carers in order to empower them to bring about positive change in their lives thus improving their mental health and well-being.  Our children’s 1:1 sessions are supported by our qualified Integrated Practitioner (In Learning Disability Nursing and Social Work who is currently funded by The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund). 

Twinkle House has received a grant from The Big Lottery for £499,863 to enable us to continue our work and provide new low cost Family Time sessions over the next three years.

We still need to raise £50,000 per year to support the running costs of the service, please help by making a donation to the Charity through our Donate Page.

New Services funded by The Big Lottery

For Children and Young People with Disabilities or Additional Needs and their siblings

  • Sleep Support Service
  • Family ‘Sensory Time’ Sensory sessions for the whole family
  • Family Hydrotherapy for children with Disabilities or Additional Needs
  • Carers only Hydrotherapy  (‘Time out’ to improve relaxation for carers)
  • Yoga and Mindfulness for children and young people with Disabilities, AN and their siblings
  • Dance and Movement Therapy [DMT] for children and young people

*There will be a small charge for these sessions to help with the overhead costs of the Charity

Click here for the Family Time Timetable



In order that Twinkle House can continue providing its free support services for children 0-19  we need to raise an income to help us pay for the overhead costs.

We do this by hiring out some of our rooms to people  with Disabilities or Additional Needs throughout the North West at a discounted cost.  Some rooms may also be utilised by the general public when they are not being used by those with Disabilities.  We are a not for profit organisation therefore all funds raised are used for charitable purposes.


Rooms available for hire include:

  • Sensory Activity Room (Light Room) with steps, slide, swings, ball pool, water bed, bubble tubes
  • Sensory dark room (uv light)
  • Small intimate relaxing sensory Room for 2 people or for small group of parents and babies
  • Therapy Room for Practitioners or Therapists to hire
  • Dance Studio for group activities or party use

Twinkle House  also provides Party Packages for small groups and rooms are also available  for events, meetings, information days,  parent groups, family groups, classes, even Baby showers when they are not being used by people with Disabiilties.   We also have a Cafe facility on site providing drinks and light snacks.

Here are our  some pictures of our fantastic Sensory Facilities

Twinkle House Sensory Hydrotherpay Pool

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All rooms are fully accessible (parents and carers must carry out a risk assessment). Hoists are available in the Hydrotherapy Pool and Light Room.   Hoist users must bring their own hoist sling and must be accompanied by a person who is competently trained to use hoists.

ROOM HIRE PRICE LIST  Please click HERE for our price list

SESSION TIMES  Click Here for Times

OPEN TIMES:  Monday to Friday 10.00-6.00 and Saturday 9.30 to 5.00

Drop-insDrop ins cannot be pre-booked, please ring us on the day to find out  availablity before coming to avoid disappointment.  Please note that on drop-ins, other people may use the room too (this may be adults or children).

Single Occupancy/ Group Bookings If you attend the service every week please note that advance bookings can be taken however, no more than one month in advance can be pre-booked.  This is to ensure that no sessions are constantly booked up.

We are in need of a new website that represents our new facilities however, we do not have funds to have this done at present so please bear with us.  Up to date information can be found below on Facebook and Twitter.

Follow us on Facebook:

Follow us on Twitter:  @TwinkleHouse2

Donate to Twinkle House via or use this link to create a fundraising page

Twinkle House Address:
2 Gorsey Place, East Gillibrands,

Skelmersdale, Lancashire , WN8 9UP

Tel:  01695 455625    ~   Email:



Twinkle House Family Time sessions are now up and running. Click on the link for the timetable of activities avaialble »read more


Twinkle House is seeking new volunteers to support their work, please visit our vacancies page for further information »read more

Vacancy – Dance Teacher – now closed and shortlisted

Thank you if you applied for this position that is now closed and shortlisted. If you have not been contacted already, »read more

Well Done to Parent Victoria Doyle

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Sensory Hydrotherapy available at Twinkle House

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