Larchwood short break unit

Larchwood provides short breaks (respite care) for children and young people with a range of complex needs who have a learning and or physical disability. Children and young people at Larchwood may need personal care, have medical and behavioural requirements and would benefit from support with learning and achievements.

Larchwood is registered with Ofsted as a 5 bedded unit to provide overnight care. We also provide a range of other services and activities. Larchwood accepts children of both genders from the age of 5 up to their 18th birthday.

Our aim is to make a positive difference to the personal, social and learning lives of the children and young people who attend. We create a positive and safe environment which offers opportunities to grow and develop. We want to help reach that child or young persons' aspirations and goals.

What we offer

Larchwood is child-focused and provides opportunities for children to meet new people, make friends, develop new skills and experience a range of activities.

We offer:

  • overnight visits
  • tea and day care visits
  • weekly teenage club (Titans)
  • outreach service (On the Move)
  • sleep clinic
  • travel training


It is in Bracknell, in a quiet residential area close to the town centre. The accommodation is all on the ground floor level and has appropriate access to all areas.

We have:

  • a fully adapted bathroom
  • fixed hoisting equipment
  • a sensory room
  • an interactive touch screen television
  • 2 gardens
  • a wheelchair accessible swing
  • water play
  • a trampoline
  • a climbing frame

Who is eligible?

If you are caring for a child with additional needs and you feel you need further support, please contact the Duty and Assessment Team based within Children's Social Care.

They will determine if an assessment is needed and whether a child or young person is eligible for support. This will be based on the needs of the child, parenting capacity and social and environmental factors.

 Children's guide to Larchwood

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Statement of purpose

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Safeguarding policy

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Contact information

Children's Social Care

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