What are Short Breaks?

06 October 2013

Short Breaks provide the primary carer of a disabled child a break from their caring responsibilities whilst giving the child an opportunity to have fun, enjoy new experiences and develop skills.

Short breaks can take the form of:

  • Daytime care in the home or elsewhere
  • Overnight care in the home or elsewhere
  • Leisure activities outside the home
  • Services available to assist carers in the evenings, at weekends and during school holidays

Short breaks come in many different forms and can last anything from a couple of hours to days. The length and type of break will depend on your child, young person and family.

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