Short breaks for adults with disabilities

The Short Term Breaks service is located on St Aidans Avenue in Mill Hill, Blackburn. The service operates as a guesthouse to enable people over the age of 18 years, who live in Blackburn with Darwen and who have a learning and/or physical disability to enjoy a short break.

The service has aids, adaptations and equipment to meet the needs of people. Fully trained and competent staff are on hand to offer help and support where needed.

The service provides a lively environment with lots going on for people who like to be active and social.

The building has five guest bedrooms including en-suites with walk in showers. There is also a one-bedroom apartment situated adjacent to the main building, with private entrances. A lounge and kitchen areas are also available to provide opportunities for people to experience greater independence but with the reassurance that members of staff are on hand if needed.

Referrals and general enquiries

The Adult Social Care Team are the first point of contact for all referrals and general enquiries. You can contact them from 8.45am to 5pm, Monday to Friday on 01254 587 547.

When you contact us, we will discuss your situation over the phone to talk about your needs and discuss what services are available to help you. To be able to work out what your needs are and whether the Short Terms Breaks service is the best way to meet them, we will need to carry out an assessment. After the assessment, your social worker will identify and agree your needs with you and discuss the help and support available to meet them according to the seriousness of your situation.

Charges and fees

The cost of the service will depend on how long you stay and what services you receive.

It is possible that you may be able to get help with the costs. We will help you fill out a financial assessment form to see if you qualify for financial help.

We may provide or arrange services for you but if you want more choice and control over your own life, then you might be interested in Self Direct Support. This means that you have a Personal Budget, or Direct Payment, from us so that you can use it to arrange your own support. Further information can be found on our self directed support page.

CQC inspection report

To view the latest CQC inspection information for St Aidans, please visit the Care Quality Commission website.