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.

Kevin's Story

Kevin uses Independent Options’ Short Breaks service. His Mum, Jude, tells of how the experience has helped her family.

“Having a disabled child totally changes the dynamics of family life. With all the meetings, hospital appointments and such it can be draining on everyone. When Kevin is at Hallfield guest house I am safe in the knowledge that he is with staff who genuinely care. I also know that he always has a great time and he can do what he chooses to do safely – and without his Mum there too! To have this service is so valuable as it gives me as a parent that time to do things I can’t when Kevin is at home, and I don’t feel guilty leaving him because I know that he really enjoys his time there with the staff and other guests.

“I adore my son and would not change him or his disability as then that would not be Kevin, but to have these respite breaks is wonderful for both of us as it means that I can recharge my batteries too. A service like the one offered through Independent Options is genuinely priceless.”

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