What is a Short Break?
Portsmouth City Council’s aim is to commission and offer a range of reliable, local short break provision to enable carers to have a break from their caring responsibilities and to enable children, young people and their families to lead as fulfilling a life as possible and to enjoy, achieve and have access to the same opportunities as others in life.
What Short Break services are available?
Portsmouth City Council provides Short Breaks during the day, evening, overnights and at weekends.
These breaks may happen within:
- the community
- the child or young person’s home
- the home of an approved carer
- a residential setting
Short breaks come in many different forms and can last anything from an hour to days. The length and type of break will depend on your child, young person and family.
The Short Breaks Statement describes the different categories of short breaks, all of which are accessed in different ways. Scroll down and click on the Short Breaks Statement for further information or click on each of the sections.