Action for Carers Surrey
Enabling carers to have a voice and realise a life outside caring

Parent Carer break grants

These are payments made to support parents who have a disabled child under 18 living in Surrey  who are not currently receiving services from Surrey County Council children’s services/ don’t have a social worker. Parents cannot apply directly themselves but anyone working with a family can apply on your behalf - such as the local carers support workers or one of our ACS team, teachers and Home School Link workers, nurses and health visitors, Children’s Centre managers, Early Years Support co-odinators etc - having completed either a Child Assessment Framework form or Carers Support assessment with you.

Carer Break Grants can be used to fund a family holiday, a short break for parents, a training course for a parent, childcare to give a parent a break, a contribution towards your child accessing play or activities, days out, equipment to help you as a parent carer and much more. Once the application has been submitted, you will be contacted to discuss your needs, with a payment following shortly afterwards.

For more details, speak to any of the professionals working with you or your child, or phone the Short Breaks team on 01372 833638  email:shortbreaks@surreycc.gov.uk

Family Voice Surrey is a forum giving parents of children with special educational needs (SEN) and disabilities a voice on issues relating to short breaks and other services in Surrey. Find Family Voice Surrey at http://familyvoicesurrey.org/call 01372 705708 or email contact@familyvoicesurrey.org