Short Breaks


Short Breaks

Sherrick House

What is a Short Term break?
Where people with learning disabilities and carers have the chance to take a break from each other

Who can use this service?
At present we support people with learning disabilities aged 18 plus from the London Boroughs of Barnet and surrounding boroughs.

What support do people get?
Support is offered to each person individually. The support they need can vary widely and is provided over 24 hours. We also offer holidays and weekend activities.

How do I pay for this Service?
The Local Authority produces an information leaflet about charges. Your social worker can show you this. People can also use their Personal Budgets to pay for the service.
The house has a spacious and comfortable shared living room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has a walled garden where people can relax.
There is a skilled and experienced staff team.

We aim to:

  • support people with a learning disability and associated health problems
  • offer everyone a variety of opportunities and choices
  • encourage people to use their own skills and to do as much as possible for themselves
  • help people make links with the community
  • promote people’s self-confidence
  • involve people and their carers’ in improving the service
  • provide services that can be adapted to individual needs and which are good value for money

To view a leaflet about the service, please click here.

The Short Breaks Service received the CQC rating 'Good'. To view our latest CQC inspection report, for May 2019, please click here.

You can view our profile on the CQC website by clicking here.

Where is Sherrick House?
30 Church End, Hendon, NW4 4JX

Other Useful information about Sherrick House:

  • Sherrick House offers short break holidays
  • We are a non-smoking building.

How do I find out more about this Service?
Contact Barnet Mencap’s Short Breaks team by email to on by telephone on 020 8203 4860 
Barnet Mencap Office on 020 8349 3842
Speak to your Social Worker or Duty Social Worker.


Just Holidays!

A service that provides unforgettable supported holidays for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism.

We have a choice of fantastic supported holidays available throughout the year that offer something for everyone. Whether it’s a fun and exciting trip you’re after, relaxing by the pool or a quiet spa retreat. You choose whatever kind of holiday you like.
All holidays are facilitated by qualified staff. Over the past two years we have organised 15 holidays from Bognor to Barcelona. If you have somewhere in mind that you would like to go, we'll try and arrange it especially for you.

Please view the Sherrick 2019 Holidays timetable.  

For more information about holidays and our booking process please contact Project Support by email on or by calling 020 8203 4860 


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