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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. 

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.