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
- Who can have a 'short break'?
- What we'll offer with short breaks
- 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
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.