Short Breaks for Disabled Children and Young People - NHFT

Type of service:
Health Services
c/o Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, St Mary’s Hospital, London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 7PW
Telephone number:
0800 917 8504
Email address:
Service description:

NHFT's Short Breaks for disabled children and young people offer residential respite facilities for children with disabilities who have either a diagnosis of autism, complex health needs and/or complex behaviour. With two respite homes in the county, this specialist service provides a structured environment and nursing care, giving parents and carers the opportunity to recharge their batteries in the knowledge that their child is in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment.

  • John Greenwood Shipman Centre, Northampton (01604 491756)
    A 10-bedded Short Breaks Service for children (aged 0-18). The building is separated into two areas.
    Woodside has 4 beds for children with complex behaviour, and Lakeside has 6 beds for children with physical disabilities and complex health needs.
    There are a further 2 beds for emergency admissions.
  • The Squirrels, Rushden (01933 410928)
    A 6-bedded Short Breaks Service for children (aged 0-18) with a dual diagnosis and complex behaviours. This might be ASD with ADHD, or a physical disability with a severe learning disability.

Referrals need to made through Northamptonshire's Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). Tel: 0300 126 1000 / Email:

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Age range:
0 - 18 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age - Early Years (0-5)
  • Age - School (5-18)
  • Diagnosis
  • SEND descriptors
Referral route:
  • Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH)
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