Family Based Short Break Care Scheme
The Family Placement Service is looking to expand its
family based Short Break Care Scheme for children with disabilities
and their families. This is a service that gives families plenty of
options, ranging from a child being taken out for a while, or
perhaps being looked after by a carer in the child's own home, to
regular overnight stays with short break carers.
Schemes such as this are extensively used in the UK and they can
make all the difference to a family, allowing parents of a child
with a disability to do some of the things which most of us take
for granted, such as getting to the shops, giving their other
children some attention or just winding down and relaxing once in a
while. The children benefit as well with a change of carer who will
give them some time and energy and broaden their world.
The Family Placement Service is seeking to recruit some more
Short Break Carers and we know that there are many children and
families who will benefit from Short Break Care. The scheme relies
on recruiting good quality carers who are prepared to give some
time and space to a child with a disability on a regular basis.
If you have time to spare on a regular basis, perhaps for a few
hours or maybe one or two weekends a month, after school hours, at
weekends or during the school holidays, then we would love to hear
If you are interested to find out more please contact
the Family Placement Service on 713230.