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.

Jason's Story

Jason, a Shared Lives Service User: “Shared Lives is a place you can go to get help. You can make and meet new friends, and they have good carers. You get to go on holiday and share your life with someone else. My life is better because of Shared Lives because I have a home that is safe, calm and easy to live in. Shared Lives is helping me to be more independent and gain skills for the future. I am being helped to be a part of my community and I am supported when I am faced with challenges. Talking with my carer helps me to meet those challenges and it gives me confidence.”

Shared Lives Carer: “I have worked in care services for many years, but there is nothing more rewarding than welcoming someone into your own home, and sharing everything in your lives. The relationship that builds between you is something special. No amount of money could buy that.”

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