What are short breaks?
Short breaks are regular periods of time that are offered to the disabled child, either in a carer's home or out in the community. This can be anything from a few hours a week to a few days a month. A short break could be day care, overnight or weekend care, activities and holidays. This gives the child the opportunity to make new friends and take part in a variety of activities within the local community such as going to the shops, the park or swimming.
Short break services
Family Based Short Break Carers Scheme
- Focus Group
- Saturday clubs (under 11s and over 11s)
Bridges Resource Centre provides a variety of short breaks
- Holiday clubs are available
- Wokingham Weekend Club
Check your your eligibility to access these services.
Short Breaks Carers Scheme
The Short Breaks Carers Scheme provides disabled children and their families with carers who can provide them with regular short breaks. These carers are volunteers, who receive an allowance. Carers are people who look after disabled children regularly for short periods of time.
Become a short break carer
You don't need any experience or qualifications to become a short break carer. You just need to be at least 18 years old and have commitment and enthusiasm. Complete our online form to register an interest in becoming a short break carer.