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Short Break Services

Short breaks have a significant impact on individual's independence and choice by contributing to the care elements, which maintain people in their own homes and enable carers to continue caring.

-Emergency Short Breaks
-Community Opportunities (previously called Day Services)

-Supported Holiday Breaks for adults with learning disabilities in the UK with friends

-Directed Payments
-Building based residential care.

-Befriending Schemes
-Support at home

Short breaks (or respite care) provide the eligible service user with a planned break, which may be facilitated in a number of different ways to best suit the person with learning disabilities and the carer. Short breaks complement the range of services currently available to adults with learning disabilities and carers and reinforces the commitment of Family Services to offer a range of options to meet an individual’s assessed care needs.

Short Break services would most meet the needs of service users, parents and family carers. The following are the preferred choices for short break options:
Shared Holiday Breaks for adults with learning disabilities UK with family

Below are some examples of the support activities that take place in many of our services (although each service offers different activities).

  • Employment skills training
  • Work placements
  • Independent living skills training
  • Computers
  • Arts and crafts
  • Sheltered work
  • Self advocacy
  • Personal care
  • Trips
  • Music
  • Physical activities (e.g. swimming, keep fit
  • Gardening
  • Social and Leisure activities
  • Cookery
  • Woodwork
  • Drama
  • Personal grooming (i.e. beauty, hygiene etc)
  • Voluntary work
  • Community Work
  • Training in signing (i.e. Makaton)

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