4. Available support

There are  a number of options regarding support following an assessment by a social worker or short breaks worker and these may include;

  • day-time care in the child young person’s home or elsewhere,
  • overnight care in the child or young person’s home or elsewhere,
  • services available to assist carers in the evenings, at weekends and during the school holidays.


  • There are services to help with personal care task.
  • There are services that can offer short breaks.
  • There is a residential short breaks unit.
  • There are personal budget options.