What is a Short Break?
Short breaks provide opportunties for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their primary carers. They aim to provide parents and carers with a necessary and valuable break away from their caring responsibilties in order to recharge their batteries.
They enable disabled children and young people to have the chance to develop new friendships, take part in new experiences and to have fun doing positive activities like sports, music therapy, youth clubs and much more.
A short break may include a few hours, a day, evening, overnight stay, weekend or sometimes longer. It could take place in the family home, at another home or out in the wider community.
Hounslow Short Breaks team also endeavour to provide short breaks for the whole family in an environment that is sympathetic to the disabled child or young person, for example, theatre shows and cinema screenings.
If you have an queries, please do call the Short Breaks team on 020 8583 3636.
Please click on the link below to download a copy of the latest Short Breaks Newsletter.
Helping HANDZ Network News
Helping HANDZ works in partnership with families and carers of children and young people with disabilities, so we can:
Improve access to information for parents and carers about support services in the community and wider;
Increase family emotional wellbeing through accessing additional support services;
Work in partnership with parents/carers in designing and evaluating services; and facilitate a network for parents/carers that is beneficial.
Please click on the link below for further details.