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-ordinators, etc – having completed either a Child Assessment Framework form or Carer’s 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 [email protected]
Family Voice Surrey
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.
NHS Continuing Care Support For Young Children additional funding
What is NHS Continuing Care support for children?
Where a child or young person under the age of 18 has needs arising from disability, accident or illness and these needs cannot be met by existing mainstream, universal or specialist services, they may be eligible for additional funding from the NHS.
Looking to the future for your child
If your child will always need someone to look after their affairs, there can be legal issues to consider. Find out more here.