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.

Jennie's Story

Jennie is a young lady who, along with her circle of support, commissions Supported Living services from Independent Options to assist her living independently in her own home.

Jennie and her circle of support (a group of family, friends and professionals who work together to make decisions on Jennie’s behalf with her best interests in mind) are always involved in all aspects of her support and are at the heart of every decision, including the recruitment and selection of each team member, from the advert being placed right up to interviews and on-going development.

There are regular person-centred reviews to monitor what is working and what is not working, ensure outcomes are being achieved and plan together for Jennie’s future.

“My daughter lives independently through her individual budget. Her staff team are brilliant and we couldn’t be happier with everything.”

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