Short breaks for disabled children and young people and their carers

Short breaks provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to have enjoyable social experiences as well as providing a valuable break for their parents or carers. 

Short breaks can enhance social development and reduce social isolation. Short breaks include day, evening, overnight or weekend activities and take place in the child's own home, the home of a carer, a residential or community setting.

Providing short term breaks

Short breaks range from supporting disabled children to access a break within a universal setting, to providing specialist services at a local level. 

The needs and family situation of each child is different and short breaks are therefore offered to meet specific needs in each case.

How to apply

Find out who is eligible and how to apply for a short break

Disabled children’s social work and short break team


Tel: 020 8461 7373 / 7309

Fax: 020 8461 7551

Civic Centre, 2nd Floor North Block, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH

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