Ofsted has recently signed off the registration of a new temporary venue for Breakaway, the children’s respite care home run by Slough Children’s Services Trust, meaning that renovation work can start immediately on the main venue.
The six-bed unit offers short breaks for children between 8 and 18 years of age who have a learning or physical disability, providing them with a safe and stimulating environment to help them achieve their full potential. The unit also supports families and helps them to remain as a family unit.
Breakaway has consistently been rated ‘Good’ following inspections by Ofsted and it is hoped that this refurbishment will help the unit go one step further and push for being rated ‘Outstanding’.
“We are really looking forward to getting this refurbishment completed,” said Samuel Tumba, Unit Manager at Breakaway. “We want to provide the best service possible to the children, young people and families we support and this first class centre will help achieve that.”
It is expected that the refurbishment will be completed in about eight months with residents moving back in soon after.