Skip Navigation
Our vision: To improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland by providing high quality, integrated physical and mental health care pathways.
Easy Read

Health Short Breaks Service

What does our service do?

We provide health short breaks for adults with learning disabilities and associated physical and sensory disabilities, challenging behaviours or autism.. Most stays are planned and allow for family carers to have a break from caring for their family member. At times we can provide emergency care and care at short notice to service users known to our services. Our staff are very skilled and are adept at caring for people who require enteral feeding, moving and handling, personal care, tracheostomy care or support to reduce their challenging behaviour and a variety of other procedures.

How does our service work?

We can accommodate up to five clients at any one time. We have a staff group of 17 who cover a 24 hour period. This is a mixture of qualified Learning Disability nurses and Health Care Support Workers.

We would liaise with your present carers to provide the same level and type of care as you would receive at home. We would liaise with your day services to ensure that you continued to receive the same service from Rubicon as you would when at home. You would be welcome to bring in any small items to make your stay more comfortable. Your carers could telephone or call in at any reasonable time.

The service is delivered from three different homes (please see below for details).

How can you access our service?

To access our service, if you have a diagnosed severe learning disability and associated physical disabilities, challenging behaviours or autism, you can:

  • Speak to your GP
  • Speak to any other healthcare professional involved in your care
  • Through Transitions from child to adult services

May 2013

Our homes and contact us

We have three health short breaks homes: 

The Gillivers (replacing Tournament Road, April 2013)

The Gillivers
2 The Grange,
Farm Drive,

0116 235 3646

1 The Grange

1 The Grange,
Farm Drive,

0116 234 1497

Rubicon Close

3 Rubicon Close
Linkfield Road
LE12 7DJ

0116 237 4264

How Did We Do?

If you have any comments or queries about our service then please get in touch with the team,  contact PALS or you can email 

Connect with us on ...
Disability Confident Employer