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Respite and Overnight Short Breaks

Children and young people may be able to receive overnight short breaks if they are aged between 0 to 18 years, living in the Kingston and Richmond boroughs, have a permanent and substantial, severe or profound disability, meet the eligibility criteria for the Children with Disabilities Social Care Team and have been assessed as needing an overnight short break. 

In order to establish whether a child or young person has an assessed need for overnight short breaks, a social worker or family support worker will carry out an assessment in the child’s home which is based on the individual child’s needs.

If a child or young person is eligible for overnight short breaks and is assessed as needing them, there are several settings Achieving for Children generally use:

Further information about overnight short breaks can be provided from your child / young person’s social worker or family support worker.

Private and voluntary providers of respite care

Achieving for Children are unable to recommend or check services offered by other providers. 

Enhanceable (opens a new window)

Crossroads Care Richmond and Kingston (opens a new window)

Activity Station Respite Activities (opens a new window)

Yorda Adventures (opens a new window)

Shooting Star Chase Hospice (opens a new window)