Adults’ Short Breaks
The Meadows Short Break Centre offers individuals with learning disabilities a well-deserved break from their everyday routine to refresh and re-energize themselves.
Adults Short Breaks provide the opportunity to have fun, enjoy new experiences, meet new friends, while taking a break from everyday life. This eases the pressure on families, enabling them to also have the opportunity to rest, relax or take a holiday.
A Jubilee House Short Break means people can enjoy and experience a range of activities to develop learning and independence, while spending time with others. We ensure opportunities for leisure activities inside and outside the centre, within safe and stimulating environments. Our friendly staff provide high quality support in a relaxed but professional competent manner. They are trained to the highest standards and are dedicated to providing the best opportunities for people to achieve their aspirations and to live the life they choose.
We support 18 to 65 year olds with flexible packages of support, designed to meet individual needs, which can include overnight stays or day visits. The Meadows is a spacious 4 bedroom building refurbished in 2008, with a modern layout providing a comfortable, welcoming environment. The ground floor bedrooms are equipped with hoist facilities and all bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms. It has a quiet room and also computer, TV and DVD facilities. In the dining area we have a smart board, and in the lounge service users and staff socialise together, choosing trips they would like to take, with outings to the seaside, cinema and theatre being popular. The Gateway club is also very popular and we regularly use the Jim McDonald Activity Centre in Hatfield for disco sessions, football and its café.
We feature seasonal events such as Halloween, Christmas and Easter, decorating pumpkins, creating seasonal crafts, cooking, baking, painting and sewing. Our New Year’s Day party is an annual event providing a friendly, safe environment for service users to socialise, enjoy food and music.