What Are Short Breaks?
Short Breaks provide eligible children with the opportunity to have enjoyable experiences away from their parents and carers. Short Breaks can also contribute to a number of positive outcomes for children including making friends, enjoying new opportunities and promoting independence.
Short Breaks give the carers and parents of disabled children the opportunity to have a break from their caring responsibilities.
The Local Offer offers a range of activities available that can be accessed without assessment. To access the Local Offer all that is required is:
- You are a Stockport residence.
- Your child is under 18.
- They have a diagnosed disability or an EHCP plan related to a physical disability or learning need.
If the Local Offer is not able to meet your child’s needs and your child is eligible, an assessment will be completed. This assessment will ascertain how Short Breaks will support you and your family and how they will be provided.
All children with a disability are entitled to an assessment to look at how services can support them. In Stockport dependant on the level of need, this can be provided via the Early Help Assessment or the Child and Family Assessment.