Q House Short Breaks Service
The aim is for Q House to be an extension of school, but learning, developing, evolving and having fun in a different environment; whilst having a short break from their home environment.
Q House is a purpose built 4 bed short breaks – respite service within the school. It is situated on the first floor and has a multisensory activity suite within the immediate vicinity. Each room has an on suite toilet and the shower room is state of the art and boasts two spacious showers.
There is a main hub room which will be multifunctional, is very spacious with a kitchenette to prepare breakfast and snacks. The main meals and lunches will be prepared by the schools award winning chef and his team.
Children and young people will have access to a range of activities within the school grounds and premises, also some community access. See below for the range of activities that will be offered:
- Soft Play
- Body shop
- Wet play room
- Multi-functional sensory room
- Games and IPad
- TV, DVD’s CD’s
- Social stories
- Musical instruments
- Outdoor activities in the playgrounds x 2, which has climbing frame, swings, mini trampoline, grass area
- Access to bicycles
- Community activities and access to local amenities
- Art and crafts
- Trampoline sessions
- PE circuits
- Yoga and yoga zone
- Cook and eat sessions
- Life skills sessions
- Access to a mini bus for trips out
- Room time
Additional activities such as yoga and music sessions via the schools specialist teachers will also be on offer as and when required.
Places will be offered to families and parents with a child/children with a diagnosis of autism, that have been assessed by their child’s social worker as needing a short break service. Their designated placing authority will then fund the placement. A family that requires a short break for their child that is not requesting this via their designated placing authority; can make enquiries for a placement direct to the Q House Management team.