The staff really help me, because I know that when I leave him he's safe and cared for. That means the world to me.


Short Breaks

Our short break services are renowned for innovation. The young people experience a fun time away from their families in a safe, secure environment while their parents and siblings enjoy a break from what can be a stressful situation.

In partnership with local authorities, our service provides two short-break homes for disabled young people in Norfolk and Suffolk, where children aged five to 18 have regular, planned stays. One of our projects also provides term time, weekday boarding for six young people who attend the local special school. More than 70 young people receive short breaks on a regular basis.

Our disability services are rated by Ofsted as Good. 

For more information please contact Anriette Mynhardt, Head of Service Delivery, on 01603 670100 or email


families received a short break in the last year

Nelson Lodge

Nelson Lodge is a six bedded home that provides short breaks for young people who have a learning disability or a social and communication disability within the autistic spectrum.  Breaks are facilitated by a conscientious and caring staff team, who meet the young people’s needs through effective, individualized care planning. Young people are encouraged to try new activities, develop independence skills and to make friends and socialize.


Please click here for our Statement of Purpose.


If you would like to view our latest Ofsted report Please click here. This will take you to the 'Find an inspection report section', where you will need to enter our unique reference number SC060034 into the section 'Search Providers by: Name, address or URN'.


"The range of activities and opportunities in the home, along with the high aspirations of staff, underpins the individuals exceptional  progress in developing their skills."

"Young people in this home have a wide range of complex needs; many are unable to communicate verbally. The staff use a range of symbols, signs and audio-visual aids to ensure young people are able to express themselves."

Ofsted inspection report – September 2012






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