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
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Service description:

NHFT's short breaks for disabled children and young people offers a residential respite facility for children with disabilities who have either a diagnosis of autism, complex health needs, and/or complex behaviour. There are two locations in the county. The specialist service provides a structured environment and nursing care, giving parents and carers the opportunity to ‘recharge their batteries’ while knowing their child is in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment.


John Greenwood Shipman Centre, Northampton
Farmbrook Court, Northampton NN3 8UW
Telephone: 01604 493210

The Squirrels, Rushden
1 The Drive, Rushden NN10 9JT
Telephone: 01933 410928

Who is this service for? Children with physical disabilities, complex health needs, and complex behaviour. 

How to access this service: Referrals need to made through Northamptonshire's Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). Tel: 0300 126 7000 / 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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