Respite and Short Breaks

We feel that respite is very important for children and young people with learning disabilities and their families.  Mayfield Children’s Home benefits from having a dedicated respite house on-site and we are proud of the benefits that arise from having such a provision. Respite care gives young people with disabilities the opportunity to experience activities outside of their family environment and often involve activities they wouldn’t normally take part in.  Fully supported, community based activities are encouraged to create opportunities for each young person to gain life experiences such as eating out, going to the cinema as well as swimming and other sporting activities whilst having fun, trying new activities, gaining independence and making friends. These breaks offer the additional benefit of enabling the young person’s family to have a break too, to have some time to themselves and spend time with other family members. These visits can last just a few hours, a day, overnight, the weekend or even longer. Mayfield Children’s Home respite service is run by a highly trained staffing team who are experienced in working with a variety of needs. We can provide a range of innovative respite options for children and young people. Our services are flexible and can be tailored to meet individual needs. Each child that comes to Mayfield takes part in a comprehensive assessment to ensure their needs can be met. The Respite Co-ordinator will meet with the young person and their parents prior to any placement.