Shared Care for Children
The Shared Care Scheme aims to provide regular short term breaks
for children and young people with disabilities, by linking them
with approved carers who look after them for short periods of time.
This can be from a few hours to a weekend a month.
The children who use the service may have a physical disability, a
learning difficulty or sensory impairment. The Shared Care Scheme
gives them a chance to make new friends and to widen their
experiences by spending time away from home with supportive
The service is provided to families following an assessment of the
young persons needs. The Shared Carers receive full training and a
small allowance to cover expenses.
If you want further information on the Shared Care Scheme, or you
are interested in becoming a carer, please use the contact details
above. Alternatively, information is available on the Shared Care
Network website or contact them at:
Shared Care Network
Units 63-66 Easton Business Centre
Tel: (0117) 941 5361
Fax: (0117) 941 5362
Minicom: 0117 941 5364