Short breaks for disabled children

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. It provides the opportunity for children to:

  • take part in family or community-based activities
  • make new friends
  • gain independence
  • broaden their horizons

The breaks provided can be anything from a few hours to a few days a month, for children with a permanent and substantial impairment or illness, which has a profound effect on their health, development and social functioning.

This provides families with a break from caring whilst they are reassured that their child is safe and enjoying new and positive experiences with their short break carer.

Here's a short film made in partnership with The Children's Society giving an idea of what short break care could involve.

Find out more

Work with York recruit the 'short break workers' who offer much needed respite to support families of disabled children and young people, with a range of learning and physical disabilities; see their website for details of social work and social care temporary, long term placements with us.

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