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Short breaks for people with a learning disability

We have six residential short break and life skills centres in Derbyshire where adults with a learning disability can go to enjoy a short break. Short breaks are also known as respite or short term care.


As well as being an opportunity for the person with a learning disability, short breaks give their family carers the chance to take a break from their caring responsibilities.

Our short break centres are:

To find out how to access short break services please speak to your adult care worker or Call Derbyshire tel: 01629 533190. Short breaks and respite can also be provided by private and voluntary care service providers. 

You may also be interested in the Shared Lives scheme as an alternative way of enjoying a short break.