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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

Short Breaks Fostering and Respite Care

Offering families a break from caring, while their child enjoys spending time with a short break carer

The Short Break Carers Scheme is available to families who have a child with a learning and/or physical disability living at home. The service aims to provide support to these families.

Children and their families benefit from the short breaks scheme by being linked to a short break care family who will 'share the care' by having the child to visit or stay with them for a day, a weekend, or longer on a regular basis in return for sessional payments from Children and Family Services. 

pdf icon Short Breaks Statement - 2017 [314kb]