Guild Care

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Short breaks for parents and carers

The Ashdown Centre provides short breaks from caring, for families of children and young people with special needs and disabilities. Ashdown is open on Saturdays, school holidays, Wednesday evenings for youth and Thursday evenings for young adults.

Providing respite from caring for families, the Ashdown Club offers stimulating, fun sessions (for at least 6 hours per month) for more than 70 families in the Worthing and surrounding areas.

Our highly trained and experienced staff provide a caring and safe environment for children with a wide range of needs such as physical, developmental, educational, sensory, behavioural or psychological including Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Cerebral Palsy, Down’s Syndrome and ADHD.

Our only criterion is that we can meet each child’s needs when they are in our care. High ratios of skilled and dedicated staff are always available and 1:1 support is optional if required.

Families are eligible to access short breaks funded services if they receive (or would be eligible if applied) for the middle or high rate care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA).  Self-Assessment forms are available from Ashdown on request if you do not already receive DLA.