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Bedeburn Short Breaks

Bedeburn offers high quality short break service to families with children with SEN and disabilities from aged 6 years to their 18th birthday.

Respite for families and carers is at its heart. We have involved young people, their parents and carers in the creation of the service.

Our residential centre in the west of Newcastle has 6 ensuite bedrooms available to people and offers an integrated service to children and young people with a variety of SEND and complex needs, who will use it between 12 days to 32 days in a year. It is open all year, except 5 days during the Christmas / New Year period.

Bedeburn is the result of partnership working between Newcastle City Council, the National Health Service, Thomas Bewick School and the Compass Trust. It replaces Cheviot View short break service.

Families who would like their child to access the service should discuss this with their social worker who can advise you about the entry criteria and referral process.

Who to contact

Telephone
0191 277 4700
Website
Newcastle City Council Contact our Children with Disabilities Team
Parent Organisation
Children with Disabilities Team

Where to go

Address
Room 220
Civic Centre
Newcastle upon Tyne
Postcode
NE1 8PU

Time / Date Details

Session Information
The service is open 24/7 “except Christmas eve
Christmas day
Boxing day
new year’s eve and new year’s day”.

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
From 6 years to 18 years
Referral required?
Yes
Referral Details

Families who would like their child to access short breaks will need to discuss their requests with their named social worker. If the required criteria are met, the social worker will then put their child’s name forward to the next available multi-agency referral meeting, where a decision will be made.

Children and young people can also access Bedeburn for specific educational reasons. The reasons for requesting an educational placement will need to be discussed at the child/young person’s annual review/Education Health Care (EHC) plan meeting. The Named Social worker would then put the child’s name forward to the next available multi-agency referral meeting, where a decision will be made.

Access or Eligibility

Users of Bedeburn typically have high level needs often including complex health needs.

Children and young people can either be eligible through a personal budget, an Education Health and Care plan or through multi-agency referral process.

Last updated: 06/12/2017
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