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Health and social care

Short Breaks foster care

Short breaks foster carers provide regular overnight care to children and young people with disabilities in York.

A young person, aged 17, said:

They [my foster carers] helped my independence skills like cooking spaghetti bolognaise and taught me how to wash my clothes. They also gave me lifts. I have moved now but I still keep in contact with them.

Another young person, aged 14, said:

She [my foster carer] helped me to clean she also helped me regain contact with my Dad.

If you can’t commit to full time fostering, but want to give something back to your community, you can find out more about Short Breaks foster care online.

Also see

Fostering Team

Children’s Social Care

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA

Telephone: 01904 555678