Could you be a Short Breaks carer?

Southern Trust Short Breaks Service

Could you be a Short Breaks carer?

The Short Breaks service is designed to provide short breaks, within a family setting, for children & young people with disabilities, were it has been assessed that their parents/carers require a break from their caring responsibilities. Short Breaks can be anything from a few hours a day once a month to overnight stays in the short break carers home.

Our current Short Break carers are people from a variety of backgrounds who are compassionate, caring & willing to open their homes to provide short breaks to children and young people with a disability. Carers may own or rent their home, work or receive benefits and may or may not have children of their own, carers may be married, cohabiting or single.

Our current waiting list consists of children who urgently require short breaks but we do not have enough carers to meet this need. To become a Short Breaks carer you do not need any specific skills or qualifications just the willingness to make a positive difference to a child’s life. We offer allowances, training, dedicated support and flexibility around your schedule.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we URGENTLY require more carers than ever before given the pressures that parents are currently facing.

We welcome all enquiries. If you would like further information please contact a member of the Short Breaks team today! We would love to hear from you!

Short Breaks Team:

T: 028 37 564350