Short Break Grants
The Short Break Grant Programme provides a one-off payment up to a maximum of £400 per family to support parents or carers of disabled children and young people to access a short break at times that provide the greatest benefit to them as a family. The payment can be for things such as gym membership, day trips, a contribution to a holiday, cinema tickets etc.
Education, Health and Care Plans
From 1 September, Statements of Special Educational Need will be replaced by Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans. The new EHC Plan will give the same statutory protection, but now cover from birth to age 25 and will extend the rights to young people in further education and training, including apprenticeships, who currently have a Learning Disability Assessment (LDA). Click on the link below for more information.