Short Break Grant
A Short Break Grant is a payment from Enfield’s Joint Service for Disabled Children towards the cost of services for your disabled child.
The SERVICES Short Break Grant is £1,000 per year.
The grant can be used for services for disabled child, aged 8 to 17 years.
If the grant is agreed part way through the financial year (1 April to 31 March), you will receive the relevant proportion of funding.
The services should be:
- an enjoyable play or leisure opportunity for your child
- a chance for parents to have a short break from their caring responsibilities
- an opportunity for children and young people to meet with their friends
- a chance for your child to learn or develop a skill
Examples of services
Up to a total of £200 in any one financial year can be used for your child’s expenses for a family holiday or school residential trip. This includes travel and accommodation costs.
Travel costs to and from the activity or service - public transport, taxis or petrol allowance of 45p per mile.
The SERVICES Short Break Grant can contribute to:
- holiday activity groups and clubs
- after school activity groups and clubs
- weekend activity groups and clubs
- home care agencies
The SERVICES Short Break Grant cannot be used to fund:
- academic tuition (for example, maths or english tuition)
- your own support worker or carer employed by you - you may use the grant to fund a support worker or carer from a Home Care Agency
- meals, snacks and drinks
- fees or entrance tickets for other family members
- computer games and consoles
- books and toys
- subscription services and apps (for example, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Playstation, GooglePlay)
- horse riding
- Guide and Scout membership
- music and art lessons
- boating and boat trips
- ice skating
- soft play
- cinema and theatre
- swimming lessons
- entrance fees (for example, for museums and theme parks)
- gym membership
- activities when on holiday
- school trips (such as the theatre)
For information about services and support, see the Local Offer.