A short break gives a child or young person with a disability the opportunity to spend time away from their family, taking part in leisure activities or simply relaxing.
Families in turn get a break from their caring responsibilities.
Find out what a short break is, who can access them and when.
Short Breaks Statement
We've a duty to provide breaks from caring for families of disabled children. As part of this we must also publish a Short Breaks Statement so that families know:
- The range of short breaks available.
- How these services can be accessed.
- How the services will meet the needs of families with disabled children.
- The eligibility criteria.
We listen to the views of disabled young people and work closely with parents and carers to ensure our services meet their needs.