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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 (previously know as the Direct Application) Scheme.

Using this scheme, families do not have to have a social worker or have their needs assessed, they simply work with a Short Break Facilitator to complete a short application form, and provide evidence of their child's disability in order to confirm eligibility.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ben Lee
Contact Position
Senior Short Break Facilitator
Telephone
01642 579160
E-mail
shortbreaks@middlesbrough.gov.uk
Parent Organisation
Children with Disabilities Team

Where to go

Address
2nd Floor Hemlington Health Centre
21-25 Viewly Hill Centre
Hemlington
Middlesbrough
Postcode
TS8 9JH
Notes

Middlesbrough

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
0 - 18 years
Referral Details

Via application form and letter of support from a professional who knows the child well

Local Offer

Needs Level
Low
SEN Provision Type
Specialist
Page last reviewed: 28/08/2019
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