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.