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Douglas Road Respite: High quality respite for adults with learning disabilities and autism

We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Offering high quality Respite Care or ‘short breaks’ for up to 13 adults with a Learning Disability and/ or Autism, who may also have a range of complex physical needs, health needs or behaviours that challenge.

Our Purpose

At Staffordshire County Council we fully appreciate the incredible dedication of Carers, along with the challenges and responsibilities that may come with supporting someone with a Learning Disability or Autism. We understand the importance of carers having a chance to recharge their batteries, to allow them to carry on in their caring role. We also understand the benefit for the individual of having a break away from the home for a few days, as they can be supported establish new friendships, join in both internal and external activities, and just have some fun when staying for respite.

Our Approach

You can be reassured that your loved one is receiving quality care and support in a caring environment and will be supported by friendly, knowledgeable and experienced staff who are dedicated to providing the best possible stay for our guests. The staff team are previous winners of a Staffordshire ‘Dignity in Care Award’ for creativity in the ways they support individuals with complex needs.

The service is currently rated ‘Good’ in all areas with the Care Quality Commission.

What We Offer

The service has a dedicated sensory room, and staff that are passionate about supporting individuals to relax through sensory experiences.

The garden areas are landscaped, with sensory planting and activity areas, and guests are welcome to help maintain the garden during their stay if they choose to.

We are also able to support the assessment process for individuals who may be looking to move into alternate accommodation, by supporting the individual to learn new skills, such as domestic tasks, finances and budgeting and community presence.

Next Steps

If you think you or your loved one would benefit from our respite service then please contact us on the details below.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kathryn Little
Contact Position
Registered Manager
01782 711041

Where to go

Douglas Road Respite
114 Douglas Road
Newcastle Under Lyme
ST5 9BJ Get Directions (This link opens in a new tab)

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

The referral route into the service is via the individuals allocated or duty social worker.

CQC Specialisms
Caring for adults over 65 yrs
Caring for adults under 65 yrs
Learning disabilities
Last updated: 23 Sep 2020
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