Residential homes for children with disabilities

Break has two children’s homes providing individually focused, child-centred and professional care and support for children and young people who have moderate to severe learning disabilities, physical disabilities, social and communication disabilities.  

Our children's homes are safe, caring and homely, where young people can enjoy activities, are encouraged to make choices, pursue their wishes and achieve personal goals.  We provide high quality care which enables our young people to enjoy a variety of meaningful daily experiences within a positive environment.

All looked after children and young people deserve the best possible care.  Break is committed to providing a care service underpinned by theories of attachment and an understanding of the impact of developmental trauma so that our young people

  • feel safe
  • feel healthy
  • feel that they belong
  • believe they can achieve
  • know that their contribution is valued

Our Aims

Break's overall aim is to help young people on their life journey and to increase their positive life outcomes. We want the young people for whom we care to lead as fulfilled and rich lives as possible. 

Specific expectations:

  • Develop a positive sense of self.
  • Have an understanding of their family and past experiences.
  • Develop social skills to enable them to engage with society.
  • Communicate their wishes and feelings in a format that is right for them.
  • Develop meaningful relationships.

We always keep children and young people at the centre of everything we do.   

We believe that it is important to support the development of the whole person and respond to interests and aptitudes as well as to offer new opportunities.  Break do not view disability as a barrier to achievement and fulfilment. Every opportunity is taken to ensure that the young person has equality to access all services, resources and positive experiences.

Staff explore with each young person their interests and hobbies.  Where interests are identified, efforts are made to arrange for them to be pursued. We look for activities such as youth clubs and other appropriate clubs and groups ensure that interests and activities are age appropriate for the young person.

Work for us!

At Break we firmly believe that with the right care, there is no limit to what can be achieved. We are looking for fantastic applicants to join our team, take a look at the jobs below or view all our current vacancies here.

What happens on a Residential Short Break?

Break also offers short stays for children with disabilities. Manager Peter Willson gives an inside to the service.