Short Break Application Scheme
Short Break Service for children with disabilities and their families.
Prior to the Short Break Application Scheme being introduced, having a short beak service has meant having an assessment by someone from the Disability Team - a Social Worker or Family Support Worker. Some families do not want someone assessing their needs, stopping them having a short break service. To help these families the Children with Disabilities Team introduced the Short Break Application (Direct Application) Scheme.
Using this scheme, families do not have to have a social worker or have their needs assessed, they simply complete a short application form, and provide a letter from a professional who knows the child.
How will this work?
Families will be able to request a small budget to organise or purchase a short break service if they feel that:
- their child or young person needs support to go out and do the things other children their age do
- they need someone to help them in the home because their child needs additional help
- they need assistance to go out as a family because their child's additional needs make it impossible for them to go out without support.
Families can decide themselves whether they feel they need this service, with help from a member of the Short Breaks Service, they can complete the application form and obtain a letter of support from a doctor/pediatrician/community nurse, teacher or other professional who knows the child well.
Who to contact
Where to go
2nd Floor Hemlington Health Centre
21-25 Viewly Hill Centre
- TS8 9JH
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
- Age Ranges
- 0 - 18 years
- Referral Details
Via application form and letter of support from a professional who knows the child well