Helen House cares for children aged from birth to 18 years-old. There are eight beds in total, including two emergency beds. There are also four flats so the whole family can stay if they choose.
Each child is allocated a number of nights respite per year, depending on their needs and this is reviewed as their needs change. In addition we offer symptom management stays and end-of-life care.
Helen House was refurbished in 2014 and has a spa, a large art and play area, a games area, music room, a sensory room and lots of books and toys. There are often outings and activities going on to make the most of respite time.
The Helen House Care Team includes registered children's nurses, nursery nurses, carers, physiotherapist, play specialists, an aromatherapist and a teacher. A small team of specialist doctors provides 24-hour medical cover.
Douglas House cares for young adults aged 16-35 years-old. The building is modern, purpose built and not at all clinical in appearance. There are seven beds, including one emergency bed.
Each person is allocated a number of nights respite per year, depending on their needs, and this is reviewed as their needs change. In addition we offer symptom management stays and end-of-life care.
There is a Jacuzzi, games room, sensory room, music room ….and even a bar! There are opportunities for days or evenings out and lots of fun activities. There is also the chance to meet other young people who are facing similar challenges, in an atmosphere that focuses on living life to the full.
The Douglas House Care Team includes registered nurses, registered learning disability nurses, carers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, an aromatherapist and Care Team volunteers. A small team of specialist doctors provides 24-hour medical cover.
For more information about referrals and eligibility click here or call the Helen House Care Team, or the Douglas House Referrals Team on 01865 794749.