short breaks and respite at fairfield farm trust

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Fairfield Farm Trust provides support for young adults aged between 16 and 25 with learning difficulties. We offer a range of breaks to give young adults a ‘break away’ and meet with like-minded people in a fun and involved environment. Our short breaks give families respite, whilst knowing that Fairfield Farm Trust are offering a fun, caring and safe environment.

Some highlights of a short break with us include:

  • Have fun in a safe and homely environment
  • Take part in social and leisure activities
  • Make new friends and create special memories
  • Enjoy fun days out to local visitor attractions
  • Learn to be safe, independent and live well in the community
  • Stay in a fully equipped house with your own bedroom and shared facilities
  • Healthy meals and snacks provided, learn to plan and cook meals
  • Transport provided throughout your stay and learn to use public transport
  • Open 7 days per week, 52 weeks of the year

Breaks start from £75.00 for a day.

Packages are available based on your requirements. 

Our facilities 

  • Fully-equipped houses with shared facilities
  • Individual bedrooms and wash facilities, communal living
  • Qualified and experienced team of support staff
  • Sleep in support for all young people staying.

What people say…

I like being here because I like spending time with friends and having people to hang around with. I am learning to cook and I like cooking.


 I like being in the houses, because we work as a team. I am learning to look after myself.  We go on adventures like going to the beach and we can choose where we go and what we do as a team.


I like it in the houses – it is fun. I likes the activities and staff are fun and nice.


I like being at Fairfield – I like it in the houses because it is exciting and I am learning new things, and because we’re a good team.


Bespoke packages…

Young people will work with their parents/families, social worker and the team to agree appropriate packages based on agreed funding or personal budget.

Young people will be assessed on current levels of skills and a package will be individually designed to meet the needs of the young person to build on existing skills. During their stay, staff will support young people to build on existing skills, this is likely to include the following:

  • Plan and take part in a range of social activities e.g. bowling, cinema, beach and eating out
  • Explore leisure and social options using local facilities 
  • Understand local area and available facilities e.g. local youth club
  • Undertake household tasks
  • Undertake personal care tasks
  • Learn a variety of independent living skills such as understanding and managing their money, maintaining their house and garden to a standard which is acceptable to a landlord, and learn the skills required to be ‘home alone’ safely (if appropriate).
  • Understand the importance of a healthy diet and regular exercise.
  • Understand his/her health needs, recognising when he/she is unwell and in taking medication
  • Most importantly, have fun and enjoy a break away with young people


What people say…

Many thanks for last weekend, Kathryn enjoyed herself and we managed a rest which was much needed.

J. Elvin

I would like to extend my thanks to all involved as Phoebe had a brilliant time at the weekend at respite and she can’t wait for the next weekend. Please say a special thanks to Ellen who Phoebe said was really lovely and very supportive and understanding during her stay. I am thrilled it was such a success!


Just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you did for Max on Friday.

He has been wanting to go to Longleat for a long time, so the efforts you made to ensure he didn’t miss the trip on his birthday are really very much appreciated.  I think you definitely went the extra mile on Friday to make sure he had a good day – and the photographs of him grinning from ear to ear are worth gold to us.

Jan & Reg

Just to let you know Lucy’s has had a really great weekend at respite.  Please can you pass on our thanks, she really enjoyed Longleat.

S. Paget

Get in touch with to discuss your requirements for a Fairfield Farm Trust Short Break. For reference here are our assumptions when processing your booking.

  • Young people will have a bus pass ‘with companion’ for travel
  • Young people will need a minimum of £5 for a day and approximately £25 per week for their personal spending whilst with us
  • All prices quoted include all refreshments and meals in the house as well as transport in mini-buses to activities. It does not include refreshments or entrance fees during social activities

Get in touch…

CALL: 01373 866068


WRITE: Care Team, Fairfield Farm College, 43 High St, Dilton Marsh, Westbury, BA13 4DL

Tanya Takle – Registered Manager

Sarah Talmash – Care Manager

Tom Ratcliffe – Deputy Care Manager