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gardens at Ryegate House

Ryegate House is a fully accessible six bed respite unit with facilities specially designed for children and young people with complex health needs and disabilities.

It provides a safe and comfortable environment, inside and out, where children and young people can enjoy their stay.

Browse through the photo gallery to have a look around, and read more about our facilities below.


  • Two single bedrooms
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Same sex accommodation as standard
  • All bedrooms have hoisting facilities and height adjustable multi-positional beds
  • All bedrooms have a television

Living areas

  • Communal activity area
  • Main lounge with a large television, DVD player and music system
  • An extensive toy cupboard with various games, books, craft activities and sensory toys


  • One bathroom with an adjustable height bath, overhead hoist and changing table
  • Shower facility in the bathroom
  • Accessible toilet including toileting chair


  • An extensive fully accessible sensory garden
  • Wheelchair swing and roundabout


We have a small kitchen where drinks and basic snacks can be made. Nutritionally balanced meals are prepared and delivered three times a day to the unit after being prepared in the professional kitchen at the main hospital site. If your child has any specific dietary needs, this will need to be discussed after acceptance for short breaks.


We provide a laundry service for children and young people if needed during their stay.

Moving and handling

To ensure the safety of children and staff we have a number of moving and handling aids.


A risk assessment takes place with all children and young people that access short breaks at Ryegate House to identify risks and ensure that all safety measures are in place for your child’s stay. 

For safety measures we use baby monitors with camera facility to ensure visibility on the children and young people at all times.

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