Our short break home is for young people between four to 17 years of age who have complex health needs, autism and/or disabilities.

The home is based at Westland Drive and is run by our experienced and knowledgeable team.

What we offer

We offer individual packages of overnight support via assessments from a qualified social worker .

A short break includes different activities and support for young people to build up their independence, communication and social skills.

We also have access to a vehicle for day trips, a large secure garden area and a trampoline.

The team

The Westland Drive team is made up of:

  • a registered manager
  • an assistant manager
  • eight residential care workers
  • two residential support workers
  • three waking night staff

All staff are trained in safeguarding, medication and a variety of different communication methods and can administer medication that your child may need.

Each child who stays at Westland Drive will have a key worker allocated to them who will complete a care plan. Parents are encouraged to keep in regular contact with their child’s key worker to ensure that the home has up-to-date information about your child.

Other information

  • bookings are arranged on a three monthly basis
  • requests for an increase in provision should be made to your child’s social worker
  • we cannot provide toiletries or personal care items for children and young people so you will need to make sure that your child brings them for their stay.
  • Westland Drive is inspected twice a year by Ofsted. The last inspection judged the home as 'Outstanding'.
3 February 2023

Get in touch

If you'd like more information, or find out how to refer a child to our short break home, please call 01925 443322.