Short Breaks ( previously known as respite) can benefit the whole family.They provide opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their families,relax,develop new friendships,take part in new experiences and have fun doing positive activities.They also give families a break from their caring responsibilities, a chance to unwind,rest,or spend time with their other children.
Short Breaks can last a few hours to a few days and may include day,evening ,overnight and weekend activities.They can take place in the child's own home.the home of an approved carer, or a residential or community setting.
Eligibility criteria for disabled children are used to make sure that services are allocated fairly.
Children and young people are eligible for Short Breaks if they:
Are aged between 0 and 18 years of age
They live in Coventry
They are in receipt of low/middle/high rate disability living allowance
They have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long term effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities.
These may include a physical or learning disability, or a hearing or visual impairment. It includes children with Autism and Aspergers Syndrome and children who may have challenging behaviour as a result of their learning disability. It also includes children who have complex needs and who may have palliative, life limiting or a life-threatening condition. We recognise the needs of each family may vary; some families will need more support because of their individual circumstances. Therefore, in order to provide the appropriate level of support, some assessments will be necessary. This is to ensure the right level of support is offered and given at the right time.
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