Short breaks for disabled children
A short break gives a child or young person with a disability
the opportunity to spend time away from their family taking part in
leisure activities or simply relaxing. Families in turn get a break
from their caring responsibilities.
Some examples are:
- Befriending schemes
- Play schemes and youth clubs
- Aromatherapy sessions
- Swimming lessons
- Overnight stays
- Circus skills
- Sporting activities
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If you would like any further information please contact us
using the details on the right.
Since April 2011 there has been a duty on local authorities to
provide breaks from caring for families of disabled children. We
must also must publish a Short Breaks statement so that families
- The range of short breaks available
- How these services can be accessed
- How the services will meet the needs of families with disabled
- The criteria for eligibility
We must also provide a service to carers of disabled children in
order to allow them to continue to care more effectively and so
that they have the opportunity to undertake education, training,
leisure activities and/or day-to-day tasks.
In Rochdale we work closely with parents, carers, disabled young
people and professionals to put together and review our Short Break
statement and our programme of activities.
We offer a range of short breaks in the evenings, at weekends
and during holidays including; day time care in or outside the
child’s home and educational and leisure activities.
View our Short Break Statement
Children with Disabilities Team
Number One Riverside
Rochdale OL16 1XU
Tel: 01706 925900