Family Placement

Short Break Fostering Service

We provide shared care support to children aged 0-18 years and their families who are experiencing times of significant stress or difficulty through regular short breaks, offering stability to a family by lending additional support and a respite from their caring responsibilities.

This support is provided in the family home of our carefully matched foster carers and can vary from one or two overnights, to a week or longer. It is tailored to meet the individual needs of the child or young person and their family.

Why not become a Short Break Fostering Carer?

Children are carefully matched with carers who are best suited to their needs and the carers then provide support for children and young people to participate in a range of activities, both in the home and in the wider community.

"It is really enjoyable to see their wee faces light up and have the house full of noise again. Fostering is demanding, but rewarding; challenging but definitely worthwhile." - Robert and Helen, foster carers

For more information about the process of providing your home for short breaks and becoming foster carers please contact or click here for the booklets.

Shared Lives & Short Breaks Service

Our Shared Lives & Short Breaks Service provides long term and short break placements for adults with disabilities within a family home with a placement carer. This service offers a more natural support option and is flexible, community based and person centred to meet the needs of individuals.

We work with individuals requiring support and their families to ensure they can be matched carefully with the most suitable carer. The service provides opportunities for people with disabilities by enabling them to become more integrated within local communities, whilst creating a natural and supportive family environment.

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Why not become a Shared Lives & Short Breaks Carer?

Supporting people with disabilities to become more independent, experience new activities and become part of the community can be extremely rewarding. Not only does becoming a carer give the satisfaction that you are helping to improve the lives of others but it can offer the opportunity to learn new skills.

"Being a carer allows me to give quality time to someone who in the past, may not have had the chance to be part of a real family.” - Clare, a Shared Lives & Short Breaks carer

For more information on becoming a Shared Lives and Short Breaks carer please contact or click here for the booklet.

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