Barnardo's Brighton and Hove Link Plus Service

The Service promotes good quality care and inclusive activities for young people, supporting families of disabled young people by enabling parents to take a regular break from their caring responsibilities.  For a limited number of disabled children and young people we provide full-time care.

Areas covered

  • Brighton & Hove
  • East and West Sussex (Peacehaven, Ringmer, Lancing, Steyning)

Specialist services

  • We provide Short Breaks for disabled children and young people in their Carer's home.
  • We provide Home Support Workers to support disabled children and their siblings in their own home or in the local community.
  • Contract carers have been recruited to work with children and young people on the autistic spectrum and/or with challenging behaviour.
  • Excellent links with a range of health professionals and agencies to enable us to tailor our service to the specific needs of young people.
  • Specialist training and support available to carers.


Download the teenager's guide

Also, the following guides are available in hard copy:

1. Children's guide (printed in colour)

2. Children's guide (printed in black and white)

3. Simple drawings guide

Statement of purpose

We work with local authorities to help the most vulnerable children fulfil their full potential. For more information download the relevant statment of purpose:

Brighton and Hove statement of purpose

Brighton and Hove Ofsted Report 2019 Rated Outstanding

Brighton and Hove statement of purpose - Domiciliary care

Real experiences

I know L will be coming to the end of her time with Link Plus but we really have such a soft spot for your brilliant service. Helen is an exceptional carer and has become a total "rock" for L and our family. We will miss her. - Parent wrote in their feedback form regarding short-breaks under Contract Care scheme.

I am 100% confident in our home support worker; she is flexible and completely understands my family’s needs. - Feedback from a parent receiving the Home Support Service (Sitting service).

Contact us

Barnardo’s Brighton & Hove Link Plus
Unit P2, Knoll Business Centre
Old Shoreham Road

Tel: 01273 411767

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