Meeting new people. Seeing new places. Doing new things. That's what our short breaks services are all about.
It's an opportunity for disabled children to have fun, gain independence, learn and develop. While families get to take a much needed break from their 24-hour caring.
Every disabled child and their family should have the right to short breaks. We're here to help make that happen, by offering flexible, accessible, and relevant services.
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Short breaks make a big difference
For over 20 years, we've been providing short breaks services to disabled children and their families. We support those who have multiple and complex needs, which are often associated with healthcare needs or life-limiting illnesses. We work with other agencies and professionals to ensure disabled children and their families are getting the support they need, when they need it.
Families of disabled children are more likely to experience family breakup. But short breaks can reduce family stress and prevent families from reaching crisis point. It's about enhancing emotional wellbeing, building resilience, and improving life chances. With short breaks, disabled children and their families are doing things that they never before thought possible.
Action for Children's short breaks are the "difference between my daughter remaining at home or going into residential care. A life saver for our family."
We work with disabled children and their families to understand what they need and what they want. It's about making their short breaks a positive experience for everyone involved. Taking a 'whole family' approach to service design and delivery helps ensure children and families benefit together.
Types of short breaks we offer
We offer community-based breaks, family-based breaks or support in your own home. It's about the child and what they want to do. They can choose to do the same thing or something different each time they see us.
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