Does your disabled child / young person need help to access social opportunities and leisure activities in a safe and appropriate way?
If yes, you may be eligible for Short Breaks.
Once submitted you can expect to receive a response within 12 weeks.
Short Breaks are provided for families with children with a permanent and substantial impairment or illness, which has a profound effect on their health, development and social functioning. They are provided for families that are unable to access universal activities, services and provision without additional support.
Short Breaks can be for a few hours or longer, in some circumstances overnight and can be provided in lots of different ways. A Short Break could include additional support so that a child or young person can join a club or recreational activity in their community, someone caring for a child in their own home or within the child’s home or it could be extra support for the disabled child to join in family leisure and social activities.
We have asked a group of parents who use Short Breaks what it is and how they use. Below is a short film showing interviews with parents talking about their experiences of using Short Breaks - what it is, how they have used it and the impact it has had on their child and family.
If you have any queries regarding Short Breaks or would like help completing the Short Breaks application form please contact the Short Breaks Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01904 552420.
You may also find the Short Breaks Frequently Asked Questions helpful.