Short breaks for disabled children

Short breaks are for families who have a child with a disability aged 0 to 18 years.

They offer children and young people experiences away from their primary carers to enhance their personal and social development. They also provide parents and families with a valuable break from their caring duties.

We have a list of providers on our Family Services Directory.

Find a short break provider

To help activity workers understand and meet the needs of the young person, download our All About Me booklet. It can be filled in electronically or printed off.

It can help to explain the young person’s:

  • likes and dislikes
  • how they like to be communicated with
  • how they show they are happy or sad

Short break locations

We can also help families to access holidays at a highly-subsidised rate, at either: