Our 'Short Breaks' service provides families with a break from caring for children and young people with disabilities.

Short Breaks are designed for children with a permanent and substantial impairment or illness, which has a profound effect on their health, development and social functioning.

Find out who can have a Short Break and what's on offer for disabled children in York (YorOK).

Benefits of Short Breaks

Breaks can be anything from a few hours to a few days a month.

As part of a regular and supported package of care, a Short Break helps children enjoy new and positive experiences with their Short Break carer, whilst:

  • taking part in family or community-based activities
  • making new friends
  • gaining independence
  • broadening their horizons

Become a Short Break carer

To find out what Short Break care can involve, watch this short film made in partnership with The Children's Society.

Learn more about how you can support disabled children in your community by becoming a:

See further information on the support we offer Short Break foster carers.

Work with York recruits Short Break carers and offers a range of social work and social care placements with us.

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