Short Breaks

Our two guest houses provide a warm and welcoming environment for guests over the age of 18 to enjoy respite and gain new skills. While a stay at the guest houses can give you a break and some time away from home, they are also an opportunity for your family and loved ones to take a break from their caring role.

Overnight stays are booked on a quarterly basis, and you can use your allocation as and when you require. While some guests stay overnight, you may prefer to come for day support.

Short Breaks offers regular planned activities, including days out and themed weekends. There is a wheelchair accessible vehicle to help transport guests during leisure activities.

Hallfield Guest House

Hallfield guest house is a beautiful Victorian property close to the centre of Stockport, with six en-suite guest rooms, one of which is fully accessible for those who have physical disabilities. The guest house also features a lovely dining room and a large and comfortable living room where guests are able to watch TV, play games, and take part in activities.

Beech Avenue Guest house

Beech Avenue guest house is located in Gatley. It has four guest rooms, three of which are wheelchair accessible, and offers a bright and modern environment for guests to stay in. There is a wonderful garden with a comfortable seating area that guests regularly enjoy during the warmer months for barbecues, to play games in, or simply to relax in.

Contact us to discuss our short breaks service

Your stay with our Short Breaks service is funded by an allocation of nights from Social Services or by self-referral using direct payments or a personal budget from the council. Alternatively, they can be privately purchased. The Short Breaks team can help you to create a financial plan to manage your budget and allocation of stays. If you would like to make a referral, you can contact your social worker or call us on 0161 456 6502.

David's Story

This is David. Through Independent Options’ Supported Activities and Independent Living Skills (SAILS) Service he is supported to spend time at the service’s allotment space which has enabled David and his fellow service users to experience the enjoyment and satisfaction of planting, growing and harvesting their own plants and vegetables. It also provides valuable experience of planning, communicating and working within a team.

David has worked hard over the summer with his fellow service users tending to the allotment space, and has grown this wonderful crop of sunflowers for the allotment sunflower competition, as well as onions and potatoes.

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