Plans approved for £8m Aberdeen Charlie House care centre

Plans to build a specialist support centre in Aberdeen for children with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions have been approved by the council.

The £8 million Charlie House charity project which will support babies, children and young people will be located at Woodend Hospital.

The plans comprise of an eight-bedroom centre, with extra family accommodation, on a four-acre site. The facility will also include a sensory room and gardens, spa pool and library, BBC News reports.

Fundraising for the project launched in November 2018 has so far raised £2.4m, and additional grant funding will now be sought.

Charlie House said the centre would be the first of its kind in the north east of Scotland, saving families long journeys to other facilities across the country.

Tracy Johnstone, of Charlie House, said: “This is incredible for the charity and the team – we are so passionate about bringing this centre to the city and today we came a huge step closer.

“The state-of-the-art specialist support centre will be the first of its kind in the region to offer these support services.”

The estimated timescale for the project is 18 months, after fundraising reaches £4m.

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