The Alan Shearer Short Break Centre offers specialised breaks, from overnight to longer stays, for children and adults with a range of disabilities. The dedicated staff are trained in caring for people with profound and multiple disabilities, autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. The centre offers skilled and experienced support for those with additional health or medical needs and those who require specialist care. Facilities include specialised, profile beds, two Caldy Hannah Cot beds and adapted bathrooms. Overhead tracking and hoists are available throughout the centre’s bedrooms and bathing areas. The centre also provides full, free access to the Alan Shearer Activity Centre, a specialist leisure and social centre, located on the lower floor. Activities available include a recently extended and refurbished hydrotherapy pool, giant ball pool, sensory rooms, creative music room and accessible grounds and gardens with an adapted playground. There is also an on-site cafe.