A Short Break is thought of as any daytime social or leisure activity or service that:
- Allows a disabled child or young person to have an enjoyable break away from their main carer and gives their carer a break from their caring responsibilities.
- Enable disabled children and young people to have the chance to develop new friendships, take part in new experiences and to have fun doing positive activities like sports, music, youth clubs and much more.
There are groups and activities available in Blackpool to ensure that these breaks are accessible.
Local Authorities are required to provide parents with a Short Break Services Statement detailing the range of available breaks and any eligibilty criteria attached to them. This is detailed below: