West Berkshire Council

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]