Working in-line with government strategy on short-breaks, we provide outreach support to children with disabilities and their families. Our aim is to develop relationships early-on, while laying the foundations for developing independence later in life.
Short break respite forms a key part of our work in this area. Our staff seek to provide tailored support to children and young people, which usually involves a stimulating new experience or activity, such as a outdoor trips. However, we are mindful that some children are more comfortable with a familiar routine and may require a more sedate environment.
The regenerative power of the short-break ethos is crucial to the holistic approach in supporting children and young people. Just a few hours of support allows family members to take a short break and come back to their care-giving duties revived.
As part of a person-centred approach, we work hard to understand each child’s likes and dislikes, what they want and what they need. We combine this with a great deal of discussion with family members and other people important to the child including their school.
If required we can provide support to find appropriate nursery care and schools for children with disabilities.
We are also committed to working with children and their families to make plans for the future – through the transition period and into adult life.
If you or someone you know is looking for support for a child, you can make an enquiry through our Get Support lines:
- By calling 0800 0884 377
- By following the link to the Get Support Form, where you can fill in the details of your enquiry and we will contact you to discuss the support needs
- By emailing us at Get.Support@unitedresponse.org.uk
Get Support requests are managed between 9.00am and 5.30pm, Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). Your enquiry will be handled quickly and the appropriate local manager will get back to you, as soon as possible.