Specialist ASD Support

Supporting people with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), along with their families, carers and friends with the following services; Crisis SupportLiving & Learning, Residential Living, Respite, Support at Home and Supported Living.

Outstanding Care for People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Tabs (Take A Break Services) are highly experienced in supporting people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and have been offering support since 2007. We provide a range of services from respite and residential care through to supported living and outreach to assist people at home.

We are specialists in supporting people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and everything we plan and do is with this in mind.

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Meet our team

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William Sweeney

Registered Provider and Managing Director

William started the Tabs project back in 2005 alongside his wife Julie Sweeney.
He worked with all the Service users from the start and now handles the day to day business side of the organisation.

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Kate Woodward

Registered Manager

Kate has a wealth of experience in the care sector. She joined in March 2019 and has been an excellent addition to TABS with her experience with Autism.
Is a strong advocate for all our service users.

EMAIL [email protected]

Michelle Sands


Chelle has been with Tabs since it started in 2007 and has been instrumental in its progress.
She alongside Kate Woodward handles the residential side of Tabs.
We are proud to have Chelle as our own in house PROACT-SCIPr-UK trainer.

EMAIL [email protected]

Julie Sweeney

Registered Provider and Education Specialist

Julie has a wealth and depth of knowledge following on from over 25 years working almost exclusively in the field of Autism.
She is our specialist on education and work tasks and is currently taking a course in Yoga to teach people with Autism

EMAIL [email protected]

Elliot Sandy

Respite & Outreach Co-Ordinator

Elliot joined Tabs in 2018 and is supporting all our service users on a regular basis. He will be liaising with parents and service users in setting up our expanding respite and outreach service.

EMAIL [email protected]

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    What people are saying…

    Our daughter loves going to Tabs@42, the houses are very clean, modern and smart, the staff are friendly, attentive and accommodating. They provide interesting and varied activities along with great quality food. Altogether top class respite care and peace of mind for parents. ”

    Mrs Kelleher

    We have had an extremely pleasant experience with Tabs@42 and thoroughly recommend their support, which has helped us and exceeded our expectations. ”

    Mrs Fielding