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Turtles Short Breaks at Edgewood Road

Edgewood Road is a 6 bedded bungalow which provides short breaks for children with long term conditions, disabilities and/or complex health needs from the age of five to eighteen years old.  The service provides 24 hour care seven days a week throughout the year.  The care is provided by an integrated health and social care team and is based within a 16 bedded facility that also offers residential support. Referral to the service is via the Community Child in Need resource panel.  The team undertake comprehensive health assessments to ensure children are offered their short break within appropriate peer and friendships groups.

The service provides a homely and safe environment where children have the opportunity to access play and leisure activities with other children. During their stay children can experience a range of indoor and outdoor activities. The bungalow has a fabulous sensory room which has recently been refurbished.  Other activities include visits from theatre groups, musicians and arts and crafts. Outside activities may include visits to the cinema, parks and seasonal activities such as a summer outing on a specially adapted barge.   In addition there is a beautiful garden with play equipment that is easily accessible to the children.

The nursing team consists of children’s and learning disability nurses and health care assistants.  The team are able to provide a range of nursing interventions to meet the child’s health care needs throughout their stay. This includes the ability to recognise and respond to any change in a child’s condition.

The team are committed to providing high quality short breaks for children and families and recognise how important it is for families to feel confident that the care provision offered is well equipped to meet their child or young person’s holistic needs. 

Contact Us

Unit Manager
Turtles Short Breaks at Edgewood Road 
95-101 Edgewood Road Hawkesley
B38 9RU

Tel 0121 675 9517 / 9518

Fax 0121 675 3930


Aylish Marshall- Team Leader
Amy Blount       - Nurse
Claire Feeney    –Administrative Support
Caroline Moore    Service Manager

Edgewood Rd Respite Unit
95-101 Edgewood Rd
B38 9RU