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Level 1 – Low Level of Support

For children and young people who cannot access universal services alone

These services are provided for disabled children and young people who have additional needs that cannot be met by universal services. These services can be accessed directly by the parent/carer by contacting Enable Ability.

Examples of Targeted Level 1 Services

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Level 2 – Higher Level of Support

For children and young people who need a higher level of support

Those who meet eligibility criteria have access to short breaks. These services can be accessed by self-referral or via a Lead Professional.

Examples of  Targeted Level 2 Services

 

Level 3 – Specialist Support

For children and young people who require services identified through a social care assessment

These services are provided in addition to Levels 1 and 2 services where needs are identified through a social care assessment and meet the threshold for additional support.

Examples of Specialist Services

  • Care and support within and outside the home
  • Overnight Short Breaks
  • Care in the home of an approved carer
  • Direct Payments/Prepaid Card

For further information, contact the Children’s Disability Service.

 

 

Short breaks card

Applications for short breaks card will be open from Thursday 14 March. Visit the prepaid card pages.

Shorts Breaks Statement

The Short Breaks Statement is a guide to services offered by Portsmouth City Council. It tells you what types of short breaks are available to support your family and how to find suitable services. It also sets out the eligibility criteria and how you can access services.

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