Short breaks for children and young adults with disabilities
Short Breaks for children and young adults with disabilities provide the child or young adult the opportunity to access fun and exciting activities whilst developing their personal skills and to make friends with their peers. It also provides the parent/carer with a break from providing care so that they can spend more time with other members of the family, pursue personal interests and education goals or to take time out to relax and recharge their batteries.
A short break may be for a few hours, evening, overnight or weekend activity and may take place at home, in a paid carer's home or in the community but it must provide the parent/carer with the opportunity to take a break from caring.
For more information view the short breaks brochure.