Respite Centre

New Respite Care House for Over 16’s With Learning Difficulties

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Welcome to Clowes Avenue Respite House

The perfect respite setting for over 16’s with additional needs

Our respite house at Clowes Avenue, Bournemouth, provides the perfect
setting for a stable and enjoyable time for all those who use it.


Set back only 100m from the sea, close to Hengistbury Head Nature
Reserve, yet within easy reach of Bournemouth and Southampton,
Clowes Avenue is a haven of peace and tranquillity, perfect for over 16’s.


This comfortable house can accommodate three respite placements at
any one time. Each young person has their own room as well as access to a
spacious communal lounge and kitchen, and bathroom. This property also
has a secure garden. There is no minimum or maximum stay criteria.
Typically our respite breaks can be as short as a couple of days or as long as
a couple of weeks.

Staffing and Support:

Our experienced and fully qualified support team are on hand to assist each
guest during the day and throughout the night.
We also offer every guest a flexible support programme of daily activities
and excursions led by our enthusiastic support staff. These are tailored to
suit the needs, wants, and interests of each young person. Our activities
include visits to Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre, the New Forest Wildlife
Centre, local watersports providers, ten-pin bowling, cinema, and shopping


Clowes Avenue is a self-catering property, and the support staff are always
on hand to assist with meal preparations. Also, there are numerous cafes
and eateries nearby.

Advance Viewing:

Clowes Avenue is available for visits before bookings should parents, social
workers, commissioners or young people want to visit. Please contact us
using the details overleaf.

In Summary

  • 3-bed respite centre near Hengistbury Head, Christchurch
  • 24-hour support for both planned or emergency respite
  • Beautiful, quiet location, close to the beach
  • Large, spacious home, minimally furnished to avoid over stimulation
  • Open plan living area and secure back garden
  • Easy access to public transport for planned activities in the local area
  • Prices quoted upon referral dependant on need, length of stay and
    transport requirements

Contact Information

Respite Care Manager: Catherine McDermid

Clowes Avenue

Southbourne, Dorset, BH6


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