Short Breaks

What is a short break? 

Short breaks are opportunities for disabled children and young people to have time away from their families or primary carers, to relax and have fun.

They also provide parents and carers of disabled children with a necessary and valuable break from their caring responsibilities.

Short breaks can range from a few hours to an overnight break, and can take place inside the home or away from it, such as holiday, weekend or after-school activities.

Who are short breaks for?

Short breaks are available to anyone who cares for a child with a disability or special needs and lives in Southwark.

The type of short break available will depend on the individual child - for example some activities are tailored for a particular age group or for a specific need, such as autism.

Some short breaks are accessed via the All Age Disability team 0-25