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Short Break Service

Short Break Service for children with disabilities and their families.

The Middlesbrough Short Break Service is available in order to support families to access short break provision in the local area. A Social Worker will work alongside one of our Short Break Facilitators in order to complete a focussed, light touch short break assessment to determine what support is required for your family and child. If throughout the process of completing the short break assessment, it becomes clear to the social worker that further support or involvement is needed, this can easily be transitioned into an Assessment of Need and full access to social work support can be provided.


Once this assessment has been completed, the Social Worker will present the request to a panel and if agreed, this is then handed over to a designated Short Break Facilitator to work with the family to get the support up and running. The Short Break Facilitator will be the first point of contact for the family and they will be keeping in regular contact to ensure things are going smoothly and get ready for any reviews that are required.


For more information on how to access support, please contact the team using the contact details below.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Ben Lee
Contact Position
Senior Short Break Facilitator
01642 579160
Parent Organisation
Children with Disabilities Team

Where to go

2nd Floor Hemlington Health Centre
21-25 Viewly Hill Centre


Time / Date Details

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

Other Details


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
SEN Provision Type

Page last reviewed: 26/08/2020