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Short Breaks and respite care near Oswestry, in Shropshire

Derwen Short Breaks offers adults with learning disabilities, and associated needs, the opportunity to enjoy an individually tailored short break.

Our short breaks respite provision is open to young adults aged 18+ years and is located within the grounds of Derwen College in Gobowen, Shropshire.

Holidays can be a great opportunity to relax with friends, meet new people and explore local attractions.

Tailor your stay around what you enjoy doing. That may be a fun-filled weekend with lots of trips and activities, or or you may want to just chill with your friends.

We will help ensure you undertake activities around your preferences and wishes so you will want to come back again and again.

We have highly trained staff that can cater for individual needs.

Accommodation and support

Short breaks bedroom with hoist

Each guest has their own bedroom with en-suite facilities, and specialist equipment if required.

Experienced care staff are on-hand to provide support when required and ensure that all our guests get the most out of their break.

Guests have full use of a communal kitchen and meals are bespoke to preferences and needs. There is the option to relax in the lounge with TV and WiFi.


The whole point of taking a break is to enjoy yourself! We offer a range of activities which may include:

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  • Cooking.
  • Swimming, basketball, football.
  • Day trips: to the beach, theme parks and other local attractions.
  • Activities including: bowling and cinema.
  • Relaxation, games and socializing.

We work with other local organisations so we are able to offer as many different opportunities as possible.

Take a tour of the Short Breaks provision before you arrive:

Contact the Short Breaks team for further information:

Tel: 01691 779243