Shropshire Council

Short Breaks

Short breaks are opportunities for disabled children and young people to spend time away from their primary carers. This can benefit both the child and the carer.

They include day, evening, overnight or weekend activities, which can take place in the child’s own home, the home of an approved carer, or a residential or community setting. Short breaks can also be provided through a temporary carer, relieving the primary carer of their caring responsibilities without them being separated from the disabled child or young person.

Short Breaks statement

Our Short Breaks Statement explains the range of short breaks we offer, who they are for, and how to apply for them.

All In Programme

The All In Programme provides a range of opportunities for children and young people with disabilities.  All In short breaks are available for those up to the age of 18 who cannot take part in the same activities as others their age without additional support.

Find out more about the All In Programme and how to register.

Participation Fund

The participation fund is a small fund, which is part of our All In offer. The fund can help make universal activities easier for children and young people with disabilities to use. This might be through:

  • Buying specialist equipment for groups or clubs
  • Paying for existing workers to do additional hours
  • Training for staff and volunteers so they have better skills to support children and young people with disabilities
  • Paying for a child with disabilities to take part in the activity

Find out more about the Participation Fund.

Short Breaks contacts

  • General short breaks enquiries: shortbreaks@shropshire.gov.uk or 0345 678 9021
  • If you are an existing registered member of 'All In': 01743 250225
  • Family Information Service: 01743 254400
  • Information Advice and Support Service: 01743 280019
  • Shropshire Parent and Carer Council: enquiries@paccshropshire.org.uk or 0845 601 2205