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Breaking point

Budget cuts are causing families to miss out on essential short breaks, writes Richard Kramer

Give us a break!

Holidays and short breaks offer huge benefits for children with SEN and their parents, says Ian Callen

No respite

We must act now to combat a short breaks crisis that is pushing many families to breaking point, says Dan Scorer

Respite crisis for families

A lack of respite support for those with learning disabilities is having a “devastating impact” on families, says Mencap. Parents are being left feeling “depressed,...

A break from the old routine

Short breaks provide much-needed “me time” for parents, invaluable experiences for children, and they can be rewarding for carers too, says Verity Hitchings

Short breaks services “transformed”

The provision of short breaks for disabled children and their families was “transformed” while government funding was ring fenced, says the Every Disabled Child...

Funding short breaks saves money

The state could make substantial cost savings by sustained funding of short breaks for children with disabilities and their families, according to a report...