Cressingham Short Break Service


Cressingham is a Brighter Futures for Children resource registered as a children’s home with Ofsted. It provides support (respite) to families of children/young people who have complex health needs, learning and associated physical and/or sensory disabilities, complex communication disabilities (Autism) and/or challenging behaviour associated with a disability. Cressingham will provide care to young people who meet the continuing care criteria other than those that require end of life care.

The aim of the service is to contribute to the spectrum of services for Reading’s disabled children and their families and to provide care and interventions that will enable those children or young people to remain successfully in their own community and family network.

Cressingham can provide overnight accommodation for six children (male and female) between the ages of 8 to 18 who primarily live in the Reading area, however does accept applications from neighbouring local authorities. Referrals are placed through Brighter Futures for Children’s Children and Young People’s Disability Team.

For further details: Contact the Cressingham management team, Tel: 0118 937 4201 to find out if your child is eligible for this service.

 Personal Care – toileting assistance – changing facilities

Who to contact

Contact Name
Helena Baptista
Contact Position
Registered Unit Manager
0118 937 4201
Further details on Cressingham can be found on the SEND Local Offer page on the Reading Services Guide, here.