Why is Family Link Care Important?

Providing regular short breaks can offer the support required to enable families to function in a positive way and reduce some of the difficulties that they face on a daily basis.

It is important for families of children with physical or learning disabilities to have a short break on occasion, whether it is for a day, weekend or during school holidays.

Parents value the opportunity these breaks provide for their children, as they allow them to develop new, positive relationships and gain independence. They need the time to recharge their batteries and maybe spend time with other family members, safe in the knowledge that their child is happy and well looked after within a family environment.

We need people who are able to spend quality time with these children and involve them in everyday activities at home or within their community.