Xanthe's story of short break services

Xanthe is a 15 year old young lady who has been using Action for Children’s residential short break service in Hertfordshire called the Pines for 5 years. She has a small team of skilled, confident and competent staff who provide meticulous and consistent support with all aspect of Xanthes care and support.

With the help of the staff at the Pines Xanthe has overcome a lot her complex needs in her day to day life and is able to enjoy her time at the centre with help and personalised support from staff and her peers. Xanthe enjoys her short breaks alongside young people she knows from school and absolutely loves the social side of her break, she loves the hustle and bustle of a busy residential short break home environment, especially dinner time where people catch up and socialise.