Short Breaks Services
A short break is a good quality, fun, positive activity that a child or young person with a disability can attend either with you or independently.
A short break can last between a few hours and several days.
It can take place:
- in your own home
- in a supported setting
- within the community
It provides families with a break from their caring role and time to spend with other family members or to have time to themselves. The Local Authority provides the following short breaks which are accessed through an assessment by Social Care.
A copy of the latest Hartburn Lodge Statement of Purpose can be requested from Hartburn Lodge by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01642 527994.
Apply for a Short Breaks Grant - Applications now closed
Families caring full time for a child or young person with a special educational need or disability (SEND) can sometimes struggle to get any kind of break from their caring role. We provide a Short Breaks Grant to eligible families that we have co-produced with Stockton Parent Carer Forum.
Please return your receipts or unused money on our secure payments page. Select 'other payments', then 'Short Breaks', 'Short Breaks Repayment' from the drop down menus. Failure to do so will impact on future applications.
How to apply
The maximum number of applications appears to have been reached and we are assessing the budget. Whilst the budget is being assessed we are not able to accept any further applications.
We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. We will post any updates or changes.
Keep an eye on our webpage for more information and sign up to Stockton Parent Carer Forum (SPCF) who coproduces the grant with us.