We are looking for caring individuals to look after children with disabilities, from 0 to 18, in Neath Port Talbot and Swansea

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.

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.

Who we're looking for

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

  • Care about and like 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.

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.

Interested in being a short breaks carer?

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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.

Want to be a short breaks carer?

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