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.

Isla's Story

Isla is three and a half years old and has been coming to the Children and Family Centre for around two years with her family.

At first Isla had no diagnosis, but it was clear to her parents that something was different from an early age as she had a short attention span and would have regular crises if other children came near her. Her speech was also delayed and she didn’t speak or make any verbal noises until the age of three.

By coming to The Centre, play around other children was normalised for Isla as she began to get used to other children being around and she loves coming to The Centre now. She enjoys the freedom to play in the garden or inside with the toys and crafts. Isla responds well to the staff and volunteers at The Centre and is confident to ask for help.

“Isla has speech and language delay but one of the first words Isla spoke was when she shouted “Messy Play!”, so we knew then how vital it was for her to come here.”

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