Children and Young Adults with Disabilities Service

Short breaks for children and young adults with disabilities

Short Breaks for children and young adults with disabilities gives them the opportunity to take part in fun and exciting activities. At the same time they can develop their personal skills and make some friends.

It also provides the parent/carer with a break from providing care. It allows them to spend some time on other interests, such as:

  • being with other members of the family
  • pursuing personal interests and education goals
  • relax and recharge one's batteries

A short break may be for a few hours, an evening, overnight, or weekend activity. It may take place at home, in a paid carer's home, or in the community. However, it must provide the parent/carer with the opportunity to take a break from caring.

For more information view the short breaks brochure.

Further reading:

How the Core Offer is applied in Harrow