Short break care

The Salford short break care statement is available in full as a downloadable document below.

Short breaks give families a rest from caring and give children and young people the chance to meet other people and have fun in a safe, friendly environment. Short breaks also give parents and carers a chance to have a break from their caring responsibilities. 

We work to ensure that all children (disabled and non-disabled) are able to attend play, leisure, sports, arts and other activities in their local communities. We aim to support organisations and groups offering these services, to ensure that staff are well trained and confident to look after disabled children.

When needed, we aim to support individual children to enable them to attend activities of their choice.

For those children who require more support, we will do an assessment to ensure that they receive the most suitable help, advice and support to meet their needs.

Short break care services include:

  • Community activities
  • Support in the family home
  • Short break foster care
  • Short break residential care (including overnights at Granville in Eccles)
  • Youth groups
  • Holiday play schemes
  • Before and after school clubs
  • Childminders
  • Day nurseries

Short break care eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria for short break care services for disabled children in Salford has recently been updated. This can be viewed by downloading the document below. A summary table is provided on the eligibility page, which provides a clear overview of the different levels of need and support services available to families.

Downloadable documents

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This page was last updated on 20 April 2023

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