Our Short Breaks service helps children and young people with disabilities, as part of a regular and supported package of care for them and their family.
We provide the opportunity for children to:
- take part in family or community-based activities
- make new friends
- gain independence
- broaden their horizons
Breaks can be anything from a few hours to a few days a month. They're designed for children with a permanent and substantial impairment or illness, which has a profound effect on their health, development and social functioning.
We provide families with a break from caring, whilst they are reassured their child is safe and enjoying new and positive experiences with their Short Break carer.
A short film made in partnership with The Children's Society gives an idea of what Short Break care can involve:
More information about Short Breaks
See further information about our Short Breaks service:
- Who can have a 'Short Break'?
- What we offer Short Break carers
- Become a Short Break foster carer
- 'Contract' Short Break foster carers
- Support disabled children in your community
- What's on offer for disabled children in York (YorOK)
Find work as a Short Break carer
Work with York recruit Short Break carers who offer support to families of disabled children and young people, with a range of learning and physical disabilities.
They also offer a range of social work and social care placements with us.