The Croft provides a short break (respite) service for children and young people with disabilities.
The short break service provides opportunities for children and young people to spend time with peers and take part in activities away from their families. A short break package can be an overnight stay, care after school, in the holidays or outreach in the community.
The short break service supports children and young people with moderate to severe learning disabilities and/or complex physical disabilities up to the age of 18.
- The Croft is the base of the short break care service. It is a homely environment equipped with 6 bedrooms and an outdoor play area. The team at The Croft also run a play scheme during the school holidays.
Short Break Carer Scheme
- Another form of support is the Short Break Carer Scheme run in partnership with the Family Placement Service, this scheme matches a child and their family with an approved carer. Find out more about this scheme here http://guernseyfostercare.com/foster-care/types-of-foster-care.aspx
How to access short break care
- Referrals for short break care can be made by any professional working with the child and their family. If the child meets the criteria of having moderate to severe learning disabilities and/or complex physical disabilities a needs assessment is completed. A panel reviews this assessment and agree a packages of care to meet the child and family's needs. The package of support will be regularly review to ensure it is appropriate.
- For further information please contact The Croft on tel: 01481 258487.