Children’s Homes are maintained as part of a range of provisions that enable Devon Integrated Children’s Services to support families with children and young people who have complex health, physical or behavioural needs and who may have other additional needs.

Day care and overnight short breaks are provided for children and young people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, complex medical needs, and sensory needs.

We invite you and your child to visit one of our units before they have respite care. While they are with us, they are encouraged to join in with daily living and leisure activities.

How can we help?

Our services include:

  • Short breaks: day care and overnight stays
  • Assessment: short period of stay to assess certain areas of care, for example epilepsy, behaviour, sleep patterns, diet, continence and medication
  • Treatment: working with other professionals to provide treatment plans and
  • Support for families

We use a range of communication methods to suit your child’s individual needs and ability. Our aim is to provide a relaxed home from home atmosphere in our units for you and your child, and to provide a positive service and enjoyable experience.

Homes have their own vehicles and access the wider community for a range of enriching activities.  Children’s needs are at the centre of our practise and we listen and respond to the children’s voice when planning their care. Achieving positive outcomes for young people are paramount in our work.

Our homes

Complex healthcare

  • Meadowpark Children’s Home

A five bedded unit equipped to meet the needs of children and young people with significant medical needs and/or physical disability.

Learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and additional needs

  • Barnes Children’s Home

A five bedded unit equipped to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs including challenging behaviour.

  • Hillcrest Children’s Home

A three bedded unit equipped to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs, including challenging behaviour.

Complex healthcare and learning disabilities, autistic spectrum conditions and additional needs

  • Welland House Children’s Home

A seven bedded unit equipped to meet the needs of children and young people with additional needs including challenging behaviour and/or complex medical and physical needs.

Please note, residential care for children under eight years is discouraged although we try to support children under eight through foster placements.

What happens next?

To access these services, please speak to your lead professional.