Short breaks - Southern Health and Social Care Trust

Short breaks - Southern Health and Social Care Trust

St Lukes Hospital
Loughgall Road
Armagh
BT61 7NQ
United Kingdom

Contact Details

Hill Building, St. Luke's Hospital Loughgall Road, Co. Armagh BT61 7NQ

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

9am - 5pm

Short breaks was previously known as the ‘shared care scheme’ and in 2016 it became known as the short breaks scheme. The scheme was established to provide short breaks, within a family setting, for children & young people with disabilities, were it has been assessed that their parents/carers require a break from their caring responsibilities. Short Breaks can be anything from a few hours a day once a month to overnight stays in the short break carers home. Our carers go through the same assessment process as a foster carer and are approved at a fostering panel to provide short breaks for children with disabilities. Our current short break carers are people from a variety of backgrounds who are compassionate, caring & willing to open their homes to provide short breaks to children and young people with a disability. Our current waiting list consists of children who urgently require short breaks but we do not have enough carers to meet this need. To become a short breaks carer you do not need any specific skills or qualifications just the willingness to make a positive difference to a child’s life. The Trust will provide ongoing support and specific training, based on the needs of the child alongside the allocation of a dedicated link worker and the opportunity to avail of the support through a Carers Support Group. We URGENTLY require short break carers (with allowances paid) & also fee-paid carers who can be paid on a part-time, full-time or bespoke basis with fees ranging from £9k—£27k. These carers will provide a service for children or young people identified with more complex needs.

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Short breaks - Southern Health and Social Care Trust

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Armagh

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Type of Organisation

Public Sector

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  • Sophie McNeill