Short breaks for people with a learning disability
A short break service means that people with learning disabilities who live at home with their families can go and stay somewhere else for a short period of time.
This allows carers and other family members to take a short break from their caring role.
The person with a learning disability will stay in specialist accommodation and will have their care and support needs met by full trained staff.
During a stay staff will also help the person to use and develop the skills they need for everyday life, and to become as independent as possible.
Finding out more
People with a learning disability may be eligible to receive a short break service after an assessment from their local learning disability team.
Contact your local learning disability team to find out more.