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Short breaks for people with a learning disability

A short break service means that people with learning disabilities who live at home with their families can go and stay somewhere else for a short period of time.

This allows carers and other family members to take a short break from their caring role.

The person with a learning disability will stay in specialist accommodation and will have their care and support needs met by full trained staff.

During a stay staff will  also help the person to use and develop the skills they need for everyday life, and to become as independent as possible. 

Short breaks in Hammersmith and Fulham

Short breaks in Hammersmith and Fulham are usually arranged at Riverside Court - take a look at their leaflet, to find out more.
There is also an easy-read version of the leaflet.

Finding out more

People with a learning disability may be eligible to receive a short break service after an assessment from their local learning disability team.

Contact your local learning disability team to find out more.