Respite & Short Breaks

A short break can allow your child or young person a change of scenery, trialling different experiences, having fun and making friends.
RESPITE AND SHORT BREAKS
Many families with disabled children and/or health conditions benefit from regular breaks on their caring responsibilities. A short break can allow your child or young person a change of scenery, trialling different experiences, having fun and making friends. This can contribute to your child or young persons personal and social development which can in turn reduce social isolation. It can be beneficial to get your child or young person used to different settings to encourage and develop personal independence.

New for 2020, Holistic Support Service has under construction a purpose built respite and short break service in the Marshside area of Southport. Opening in April 2020, Coral Cottage is a high spec, newly built home away from home for children and young people, fully staffed with highly trained support workers to ensure safety and security to your loved ones.

Benefiting from a fully functioning sensory room in our summer house, to provide stimulation and relaxation, encouraging communication and movement whilst giving choice and control to each individual. Situated 5 minutes from Southport’s famous seafront, and within 10 minutes to all local amenities, Coral cottage is perfectly placed for access many community activities. Holistic Support Services has worked hard to network with local partners to provide a fully comprehensive activity schedule to suit all needs.

As well as paid activities, we also have a variety of local parks and nature reserves, all within a 10-20 minute drive, such as:

  • Botanic Gardens
  • Hesketh Park
  • Kinds gardens
  • Victoria park
  • Formby Red squirrel reserve and blue flag beach
  • Ainsdale pinewoods
  • Southport marina
  • Crosby Marina

After an official assessment of need, we can tailor make your child or young persons stay as action packed or tranquil as their needs suggest, and will work with families beforehand to create the perfect itinerary and support package. Following the assessment, we can provide a fully inclusive price for your child or young persons package stay.