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Short Breaks for Disabled Children and Young People - NHFT

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NHFT's short breaks for disabled children and young people offers a residential respite facility for children with disabilities who have either a diagnosis of autism, complex health needs, and/or complex behaviour. There are two locations in the county. The specialist service provides a structured environment and nursing care, giving parents and carers the opportunity to ‘recharge their batteries’ while knowing their child is in a safe, supportive, and stimulating environment.

NB this contract will be managed by Action for Children from November 2024 


John Greenwood Shipman Centre, NorthamptonFarmbrook Court, Northampton NN3 8UWTelephone: 03000 271 382

The Squirrels, Rushden1 The Drive, Rushden NN10 9JTTelephone: 01933 410928

Who is this service for? Children with physical disabilities, complex health needs, and complex behaviour. 

How to access this service: Referrals need to made through Northamptonshire's Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). Tel: 0300 126 7000 / Email: [email protected]

  • Brackley Area
  • Corby Area
  • Daventry Area
  • East Northants Area
  • Kettering Area
  • Northampton Area
  • Towcester Area
  • Wellingborough Area
  • North Northamptonshire
  • West Northamptonshire
  • Northamptonshire
Additional languages
Translation and/or Interpreting Available on Request
Age range
Suitable for ages from 0 to 18 years
Referral route
Professional Referral
For people with
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Sensory Impairments
Eligibility criteria
  • Age Range - School
  • Age Range - Early Years
  • Diagnosis
  • Special Educational Needs or a Disability (SEND)
Provider category
Specialist Services - For those who require longer-term support

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c/o Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, St Mary’s Hospital, London Road
NN15 7PW
United Kingdom


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Last updated 05 June 2024