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: MASH@northamptonshire.gov.uk.