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What is a Short break?
Short Breaks are how local authorities perform their duty in the Children's Act 1989 to..."provide, as part of the range of services they provide for families, breaks from caring for carers of disabled children to support them to continue to care for their children at home and to allow them to do so more effectively"
A Short Break allows a disabled young person to have an enjoyable break away from their main carer and gives their carer a break from their caring responsibilities.
In Hackney the Short Break's offer for 2017/18 will be:
104 hours full allocation for those who do not get a social care package
54 hours for those who get a social care package
This can be used flexibly during term time and school holidays at one of our providers or via an Individual Budget.
If you are already in receipt of a social care package, please enquire with the Short Break's team.
*The number of hours offered may go up or down depending upon levels of funding available, levels of demand and the capacity of the services.
More information and documents relating to Hackney's Short Breaks service are can be found in the help and advice article for this service: www.hackneylocaloffer.co.uk/shortbreaks
To help parents with queries and applications Short Breaks run a drop in service:
- Thursday mornings 9:30 am - 12 pm
- Thursday afternoon 2 pm - 4:30 pm
Note: There is no one avaliable during the lunch period between 12pm - 2 pm
For more information do go to the website: www.shortbreakshackney.com
Record Last Updated on: 29/08/2019