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Short Breaks

Support for children and young people with complex needs to spend time away from their home while receiving the support they need is available in several ways:

Day/Evening/Overnight placements/packages of support in a family home for children and young people with complex needs

Day/Evening/Overnight placements/packages of support arranged in the homes of carers.

Short term overnight placements lasting anything from one night to several weeks, enabling both the Children and Young Person and their parents or carers to have a break

Long term placements providing the opportunity for the person receiving support to live as part of the family

Residential respite

Local Authorities arrange for and commission most of the short break provision for Children or Young People with special educational needs, additional needs and/or disability.

More information can be found at:

Or contact Hartlepool hub at:

01429 284284

For Children and Young People with additional health needs, short breaks are provided through Children's Continuing Care (CCC) packages and also through NHS bed based respite facilities or through hospice services where available and appropriate.

In Hartlepool this service is provided through Childrens Continuing Care packages and through hospice care as required.

More information can be found at: