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Short breaks for carers/people they care for

Referral details

To make a referral or to enquire about short break placements at Meridian, please contact 0161 485 7235 or email us at Short Breaks can be purchased via individual budgets or direct payments. We also work with brokerage services to deliver tailored packages of support to meet your budget and goals. For further information about our range of services please contact 0161 283 4848 or visit Emergency referrals: 0800 013 0014 (24 hours)
Meridian Respite Centre

Venue notes

Meridian is based in Stockport, Greater Manchester in a busy community close to local shops and amenities, including a shopping area, bus stops, to a train station.

Contact phone

0161 485 7235


From 0 to 25 years old

Opening times

Open all year


Meridian is part of the charity the Together Trust, a leading specialist education, community and care provider and is supported by other Together Trust services including consultancy from clinical psychologists and play therapists. Our experienced and highly specialist team's work closely with young people, parents, carers and other professionals.
Our people shaped services offer:
•Happiness•Inclusion Resilience
•Positive relationships
•Well being

Meridian is a large community based home providing short break care and support for up to five young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) at any one time. Accredited by the National Autistic Society, Meridian provides a secure, well-equipped outdoor play area, sensory/low stimulus rooms, very pleasant communal living and a kitchen area where young people are encouraged to develop their life skills.

Meridian offers:

•Planned short breaks for children and young people who have autism spectrum conditions (ASC)
•Increased learning, social integration and recreational opportunities
•Care from a team of dedicated individuals experienced and trained in understanding the needs of children and young people with autism
•Opportunities for a range of fun activities and community events
•A partnership working approach with parents/carers to provide continuity of approach and care
•A child/young person centred service
•A truly friendly and welcoming environment
•Direct payment uptake.

The Together Trust is committed to choice for disabled children, young people and their families Assistance with transition and person centred planning. We offer personalised care to suit your needs. If you would like further details on any of the options available, please contact us on: 0161 485 7235 or visit

Short and shared care breaks

Updated: 09/01/2019