Short break carers look after disabled children on short stays away from their families

Short break care (previously called respite care) gives young people an opportunity to have fun, share experiences and socialise outside of their home life.

It also gives their parents or carers time to recharge their batteries.

Our short break support includes:

  • overnight care for children in approved carers’ homes
  • holiday leisure and activity programmes
  • after-school and Saturday clubs
  • outreach workers