Early Intervention Service team (formerly shortbreaks)
Short Breaks are changing their name to Early Intervention Service team.
Short breaks are for families with children between the age of 0 and 18 who are affected in their everyday living by one or more of the following:
- A physical impairment
- A sensory impairment
- Chronic physical ill health
- A communication or language disorder
- An Autistic Spectrum Disorder
- A learning disability
Emotional or behavioural disorders are not generally included unless they are associated with a specific disability such as autism.
Benefits of Short Breaks
Providing short breaks has helped many families live a better quality of life, for example having a supported holiday together, with parents having some time to rest or spend with other children in the family and disabled children and young people taking part in many new activities which they have enjoyed.
In some cases, the support offered by the short break service has helped prevent family stress and breakdown. Many families have also felt it has enabled them to become stronger and better able to manage.
Children and young people have told us that they are now able to go out much more than before. They can choose what activities they want to do and who they want to go to activities with. There is more to do in their local area and they feel much happier.
Please see updated referral forms for DCT Support Service.
Duty Contact details are:
Telephone Number: 020 7361 2048
Early Intervention Support Team – Lead Principals (0-5)
Review and Assessment Team, Preparing for Adulthood Team – Lead Principals (6-17)
Last Updated 16/03/2021