Respite, Breaks and Supported Holidays

Services Offered

The aim of the service is to provide respite for parents and carers and a pleasurable break from home for the individuals that they care for. We actively promote independence, choice, dignity, privacy and safety. We respect the values, culture rights and beliefs of the diverse group of people whom we support. We cater for all needs and will design a service around individual needs. A menu of respite opportunities including overnight respite, outreach services, short break holidays, drop in events, day trips and support within the home are available. We have a dedicated and professionally trained staff team who care and are sensitive to service user needs and are available throughout the day to provide support in lots of different ways. We provide a choice of in house and community based activities. For more information click here. Our activities cater for a range different needs and include:

  • Crafts
  • Baking and cookery
  • Gardening
  • Day Trips

Who is it for?

Anyone with a learning or physical disability or other needs who is a resident of Rochdale, Heywood, Middleton or Manchester.

Possabilities Respite services are registered with CQC, (Care Quality Commission) they inspect services to ensure they are Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led. Harelands House has recently been inspected by CQC and we are pleased to announce our overall all rating is ‘Good’. Click on See the Report to take a look at the full details.

How to Access the Service

Referrals to our Respite Services come from a variety of health care professionals including social workers, district nurses or care managers. Families and individuals can access the service direct by contacting Harelands House. Once a referral is received, a manager from PossAbilities Respite Services will arrange an initial visit to the house for the person, usually with whoever referred them, and their family member / carer.

Harelands House

Harelands House is a five bedroom, two storey detached house providing 24 hour supported respite services. The house has been fully adapted to meet the diverse needs of the service user group and has a communal lounge and dining room. The outside of the house is fitted with ramps, and two downstairs disabled access bedrooms are complete with training hoist, electric hydraulic beds and wet rooms with adapted facilities to promote independence, including a closemat toilet, grab rails and adapted bathroom facilities.

Leighton House

Our newest respite property is Leighton House, situated near to the picturesque Hollingworth Lake . The house is a modern and vibrant , with contemporary décor , and comprises of 5 bedrooms , each fitted with a television and a DVD player and en suite facilities . The house has two communal lounges and a dining room and has been fully adapted to meet the diverse needs of the service user group and has 2 communal lounges and dining room. The outside of the house is fitted with ramps, and two downstairs disabled access bedrooms are complete with training hoist, electric hydraulic beds and wet rooms with adapted facilities to promote independence, including a closemat toilet, grab rails and adapted bathroom facilities. Service Users are offered a range of activities within the local community and at the nearby Hollingworth Lake , and in house have internet access and the use of games consoles.

Supported Holidays

We realise just how important holidays are for everyone. That’s why in 2015 we introduced a programme of supported holidays at The Stanton Guildhouse in the heart of The Cotswold’s. Each year we will be increasing the range of holidays that we offer, so get in touch if you feel this could be for you.

Care Quality Comission Report

Possabilities Respite services are registered with CQC,( Care Quality Commission) they inspect services to ensure they are Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well-led Harelands House has recently inspected by CQC and we are pleased to announce our overall all rating is good

Get in touch.

We are open 7 days a week If you are interested in learning more about how our services may benefit you, please get in touch:



Harelands House
Samson Street
Rochdale
OL16 2XW
Tel: 01706 488124
Email: harelands@possabilities.org.uk
Leighton House
Leighton Avenue
Littleborough
OL15 0BW
Tel: 01706 488120
Email: info@possabilities.org.uk



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