A short break is a good quality, fun, positive activity that your child with disabilities or young person attends, where they can do things they enjoy, have new experiences and develop new skills. It helps to provide positive outcomes for your child and to prepare them for life as an adult, increasing their independence. Short breaks should:
- Give your child or young person a valuable and enjoyable experience away from your daily life, which contributes to their personal, social and life skills development
- Give you a valuable break to allow you to rest or take up other interests or spend time with your other children.
These breaks can take the form of:
- Leisure activities outside of the home
- Daytime care in the home or elsewhere
- Overnight care in the home or elsewhere
- Specialist activities during the evenings, weekends and school holidays.
Short breaks come in many different forms and can last anything from a couple of hours to whole days to overnights. The length and type of short break will depend on your child, young person and the family.
Further information is available in Slough's Short Breaks statement 2020
Short Breaks information:
For further information about short breaks and to discuss your child's needs, please contact the Commissioning Team on Commissioning@scstrust.co.uk
For information about local services and activities for children and families, call the Family Information Service on 01753 476589.
Short Breaks Feedback:
If you have been on any Short Break activities, please complete the online form to provide feedback and help us improve the service we offer you.