Many parents and carers might have heard of the term short break or respite. These two terms are often used, but can mean the same thing. Short breaks allow parents and carers to have a break from their caring responsibilities. As well as short breaks providing a break from caring for parents, it also gives disabled children opportunities to enjoy social and leisure activities and can help them develop friendships with other children and young people. Also, it may help the child and young person to develop independence skills out of the home.
You can download the Council's Short Break Statement for families living in the Neath Port Talbot area who have a disabled child aged between 0-18 years old below.