Residential breaks are the best option for some children and young people, this needs to be in settings as much like an ordinary home as possible, with specialist equipment unobtrusively available to maximise independence. Only small numbers of children or young people will stay at any one time, creating the feeling of a sleepover. While parents and siblings have a break from caring, disabled children and young people can enjoy new activities, experiences and a wider social network, helping them to develop social and life skills, and enjoy independence from their families.
Non residential Short Breaks are where KIDS workers take the child or young person out into a community setting enabling them to have a positive experience while giving their families a short break. Alternatively, a KIDS worker can care for the child or young person in their own home while the rest of the family go out.