What is a Short Break?
A short break provides opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their primary carers and enable their carers to take a ‘break’ from care.
During a short break, young people can learn new skills, meet new people and become more independent.
There are two different available grants.
- Pathway One Short Breaks - enable families to apply for a Short Breaks budget of up to £1,664 per year
- Pathway Two Short Breaks - enable families to access a budget of up to £6,656 per year
Apply for a Short Breaks Grant
Completing this service should take around 10 minutes.Apply for a Short Breaks Grant
- Young people between the age of 5 to 18.
- Young person must be Nottingham City resident.
- Young person must have diagnosed or identified disability.
- Young person must require one-to-one support to access their community and the application must demonstrate why universal or targeted services are not accessible.
- Young person must have an assessment identifying the needs for a Short Break (for example an EHCP – Pathway Two requirement only).
What type of Short Breaks are available
- Befriending services
- Sitting services
- Direct Payments
- Group activity sessions
- Summer Holidays activities