Services for children and young people in Northamptonshire (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities.

The Squirrels (NHS Short Breaks)

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Type of service:
Health Services
Address:
1a The Drive, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 9JT
Telephone number:
01933 410928
Email address:
Service description:
The Squirrels is a six-bed bungalow in Rushden, offering residential short breaks and overnight care service for children with disabilities who have complex health needs and/or complex behaviour.

This is a specialist service covering the full age range up to 18 years and provides a structured environment and nursing care. It offers parents and carers the opportunity to ‘recharge their batteries’ in the knowledge that their child is in a safe, supportive and stimulating environment.

Short breaks are not usually longer than three to four days in any one stay, with the maximum seven overnights in any month.

The Short Breaks Team work in partnership with all statutory and voluntary agencies including schools, day centers, care agencies, the county council, and health services. They also work very closely with parents and carers to ensure continuity of care.
Cost:
Not provided
Age range:
11 years - 18 years
Eligibility criteria:
  • Age
  • Complex Behavioural Needs
  • Complex Health Condition
Referral route:
Local Authority Referral
Last updated on:
29/09/2016
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