Short breaks for disabled children
Every disabled child or young person in Liverpool has the right to inclusive short breaks. We aim to tailor the breaks to meet a child or young person’s assessed needs.
Who can apply?
A child, young person, family or professional can request a break.
How to apply?
Requests for breaks must be made to the Fusion Short Breaks Hub via Careline.
What type of break?
We offer a variety of breaks, and a range of services and support packages which help to facilitate breaks. These include:
- Friendship groups.
- Overnight holiday breaks.
- Sitting service.
- Direct payments.
- Overnight holiday breaks at Woolton High.
- Commissioned packages of support.
- Caravan family holidays.
- Accredited volunteer training.
- Support to access childcare and integrated play and youth services.
- Travel training.
Where the needs of a child or young person are significant and require intensive or statutory intervention, specialist and targeted services may be offered.
In this case, a full social care assessment will be undertaken to ensure a child or young person’s needs are being met.
Following the assessment, appropriate services can be identified. These may include a stay in one of the following settings:
- Prescot Drive.
- Partner families.
- Any other commissioned services or overnight stays.