The Ade Adepitan is a centre of excellence in Brent for local children and young people aged from eight to eighteen, with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex health needs, physical disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders. The specially designed and equipped centre in Kingsbury opened in 2013, and is named after Paralympic wheelchair basketball medallist, Ade Adepitan.
A team of committed staff provide the highest quality of care in a homely and welcoming environment that is also safe, caring, stimulating and structured. Staff offer opportunities for young people to enjoy new experiences and make a positive difference to them during their stay, and for parents, in turn, to get the chance for a valuable short break.
Young people are supported to achieve maximum mobility and independence and there are opportunities to make friendships through social and community events. The first-class design and modern facilities go a long way towards transforming the quality of life for children and young people while they have a break. If you are the parent of a child with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex health needs, physical disabilities or autistic spectrum disorders, and you think your family might benefit from using the centre, please discuss it with your social worker.
Your child and family will have an assessment and can discuss appropriate support for short breaks.
The centre is Ofsted registered and inspected annually under The Children's Homes (England) Regulations 2015.
Read the centre’s statement of purpose 2023 and its latest Ofsted inspection report. You can also download a children's version of the report.