For everyone providing learning disability care for a child or loved one, getting a break, even for a short while, is vital. Our outreach support is recognised by local authorities and financial assistance is offered to help with the costs involved.
Over the years, we have supported many families in this position. We can provide shorter periods of support – from a few hours a week to enable Mum to go shopping, to have a day trip with the individual to allow the family a little “down-time”. We also offer weekly day breaks and longer time periods including taking individuals on short breaks enabling the family to take a break themselves and by taking over the support in the family home when longer holidays are requested.
In all cases we work closely with the family to record a comprehensive plan of support, taking account of routines and specific needs, and in many situations, this becomes a plan that is used to provide a more regular pattern of respite support, spread across the months and year.