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Short breaks for disabled children

Address details
Organisation Barnardo's Birmingham Locality
Address 40 Rupert Street, Nechells
B7 4PS
Birmingham
Contact details
Email jane.middleton@barnardos.org.uk
Phone 0121 359 5333
Website http://www.barnardos.org.uk

What are short breaks?
Short Breaks are a range of mainly non-residential community services for disabled children and young people which enhance their lives, promote their independence and support their families. Short breaks are designed to be fun and to involve the children and young people in activities they enjoy.

Range of Barnardo’s short break supports
-The short break supports provided by Barnardo’s include the following:
-Overnight care for children in approved carers’ homes
-Outreach workers assisting children’s inclusion in community leisure activities
-Befriending and mentoring
-Holiday leisure and activity programmes
-After school and Saturday clubs
-Youth groups
-Residential short breaks
-Residential holidays
-Support for parents or carers
-Support for siblings
-Information, advice and training for parents and other service providers
-Behaviour support
The support offered varies from area to area.

If you would like to find out about Barnardo’s short break support services that may be operating in your area you can search here - http://www.barnardos.org.uk/what_we_do/our_work/service-search.htm

Become involved
There are number of ways in which you can apply to become involved in Barnardo’s short breaks services including being a short break carer, volunteering or employment. You can obtain more information by contacting services directly or checking the links at the bottom of the Barnardo’s Homepage.

Service details
Categories Social Activities
Gender both
Quality standards

Last updated: Nov 13, 2018 12:25

Services focused on particular beneficiaries do not imply that they are offered exclusively to these persons only.