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Learning Disability Respite Services

Respite provides a short-term break for both adults with a learning disability and their carers. A range of respite services are available, provided either directly by the Trust or through contracts with voluntary and private providers.

Options are available for both residential (you go somewhere else) and domiciliary (you stay in your own home) respite services.

Examples of domiciliary and activity-based respite include:

  • crossroads – care providers supporting people with personal care tasks within their own home
  • family placements – spending a short time with another family
  • caring breaks – weekly activities such as trips to the cinema or swimming pool

How to access the service

You will need a referral from a community multi-disciplinary team, social worker, nurse or care manager.

Location of service

Provided by the Trust 

  • Hanna Street
  • Rigby Close
  • Trench Park
  • Malone Road
  • Ormeau Road
  • Mertoun Park Residential Unit
Provided by a private or voluntary service

  • The Crescent Service
  • Somerton Homes Ltd
  • Dympna House
  • Currie Community
  • Croft Community
  • Ardcora/Downe Residential Project

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