Short breaks - Neath Port Talbot & Swansea

We’re looking for warm, caring people who want to make a difference to a child’s life in Wales.

If you're a caring individual who wants to support children with disabilities from 0 to 18 in Neath Port Talbot and Swansea, please get in touch.

As a Family Link short breaks carer, you will provide a safe and fun environment for children with disabilities in your own home. It could be for a weekend, or even a single night, on a regular basis.

We are also looking for Family Link retained carers who can offer up to 200 overnight care sessions, each year, in their own home.

What is a short break?

Short breaks enable children to enjoy a safe and meaningful experience with another family. And will give their family a much-needed break to recharge their batteries.

What do I need to commit to?

If you are interested in becoming a Family Link retained carer, we ask you to commit up to 200 nights per year, with four weeks break. This includes weekdays and two weekends a month.

Family gathering

Who we're looking for

As a Family Link short breaks carer, you’ll:

  • Care and enjoy spending time with children
  • Be over the age of 21
  • Have a spare bedroom
  • Be experienced in supporting children with a disability
  • Have a car / know how to drive. This is to assist with school runs during the child’s stay.

Support and training

  • Excellent training in managing children’s disability and health needs
  • 24/7 support and advice
  • Financial support for overnight stay
  • Mileage allowance

If you’re a retained short breaks carer, you will receive a competitive yearly retainer. You will also receive financial support for each overnight stay. This will be detailed in your contract.

Service details

Service Name:

NPT / Swansea Community Short Breaks Family Link

Service Type:

Disability, Fostering


01792 813522


D’Arcy Business Park, Llandarcy, Neath, SA10 6EJ