Short Breaks for Children and Young People with complex ASN
Support services for young people with complex additional support needs and their families in the Shetland Isles
What does ‘Short Breaks’ mean and who gets them?
Often families who have children with complex additional support needs living with them need some extra help so that they can manage by themselves the rest of the time. Short Breaks for children and young people are designed to provide that extra help.
Some young people who get Short Breaks support do not come to either of these houses. We might find someone to help you to join in with a club, a sport or another activity. You might need someone to help you in your own home. Sometimes you and your family might need some support to enjoy a holiday, either together or separately. All these types of Short Breaks are referred to as Outreach.
The aims of Short Breaks for children and young people
The Short Breaks Service aims to provide a high standard of care to children and young people according to their specific needs and is based on person-centred planning principles. We will continue to consult with young people and their families during the entire period they are using the service to ensure that we continue to provide the best care possible. The safety of children and young people will always be paramount.
The support offered is intended to provide opportunities for:
- children and young people to have experiences that are both positive and beneficial
- carers to have breaks which allow them to continue providing care and helps to alleviate carer’s stress
- children and young people to develop or increase their independence skills
- children and young people to engage with others
The service recognises that children and young people with complex additional support needs are children first and foremost. Services provided will seek to minimise the impact of any disability they may have, both on themselves and on their siblings, as required by the Children (Scotland) Act 1995 (section 23).
Wherever possible every effort will be made to provide services that allow children and young people to remain within their own homes and communities. We will try to make sure that you can take part in events and activities that you enjoy and that help you to make the most of your abilities.
We are registered and regulated by the Care Inspectorate. http://www.careinspectorate.com
Contact Us: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
01595 745240 (Laburnum)