Residential breaks

The Lighthouse play area The Light House has 10 bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities and is separated into two units.

SUN Unit

The 6-bed unit is for children with multiple disabilities, complex medical needs and physical impairments. The bedrooms have equipment, aids and adaptations to help meet the needs of the more physically disabled children.

There is also a treatment room and a sensory room to provide a stimulating experience, plus a large playroom with patio doors leading to a sensory garden which has an accessible swing and a roundabout for wheelchair users.              


The 4-bed unit is for children and young people with challenging behaviours. There is also a sensory room to provide a calming experience, and an indoor soft playroom.

The Residential Service has a fully adapted mini-bus which is used to take children on outings.

The garden areas are separate, with a play area containing a rubberised track for quad bikes and recreational equipment for children who enjoy more physical activities.

Both garden areas are safe and secure and are accessible from the building via separate patio doors.

The service has a team of Residential Child Care Workers and a nurse team on every shift. All staff are skilled and experienced in work with children who have high personal care needs.


Contact details

Post address:
Single Point of Access
Integrated Disabled Children's Service
The Light House
St Mark's Road
DE21 6AL
Phone: 01332 256990
Minicom: 01332 256666
Fax: 01332 256989
The Light House
St Mark's Road
DE21 6AL