Short Breaks and Residential Services


Cornwall Council operates Short Breaks and Residential Services across the County.

The Service Manager for Short Breaks and Residential Services is Sharron Adams.

Each home has an Ofsted registered Home Manager and is regularly inspected.

Reports for each home can be found on the Ofsted website. You will need to enter the Unique Reference Number (URN) for the home.

You can find out about current vacancies across our short breaks and residential homes using the link below:

Jobs and Careers

Short Break Statement

Cornwall's short break statement is for families living in Cornwall who have a disabled child or young person aged 0-18 years.

It sets out Cornwall Council’s vision of short break services. It also simply states who can access a short break and how. For some short breaks we may need to assess your child and family.

This is to ensure that we can provide the right level of support and short break services. Information about short break opportunities can be found in:

Tresor offers short breaks to children and young people diagnosed with a disability and have complex individual needs. It offers an environment that supports children to access a variety of activities and opportunities with an appropriate peer group; and develop social, communication and independent living skills.

Residential short break referrals are completed by social workers following an assessment of a child’s presenting needs. This is then discussed at the monthly meeting of the short break panel.

Address: Tresor, St Blazey, Par, PL24 2DS

Telephone: 01726 815964 

Poppins provides long term care to up to 2 children diagnosed with a disability and  complex individual needs. It offers them:

  • A welcoming, homely, safe and stable environment that meets their individual needs
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide variety of experiences
  • Individualised support and encouragement to achieve their potential

  • Poppins | Statement of Purpose

Address: Poppins, Church Lane, Gwennap, Redruth, TR16 6BD

Telephone: 01209 822470

Miller's Nook provides long term care to up to three children and young people diagnosed with a disability and have complex individual needs. The home provides:

  • A welcoming, homely, safe and stable environment that meets their individual needs
  • Opportunities to participate in a wide variety of experiences
  • Individualised support and encouragement to achieve their potential

  • Millers Nook | Statement of Purpose

Address: Millers Nook, 2 Lamb Park, St Blazey Road, Par PL24 2HZ

Telephone: 01726 817391

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