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 carers.
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.
For more information about Shared Care for Children, please contact us using the details below:
Leicester City Children and Young People's Service
1 Grey Friars, Leicester, LE1 5PH
Telephone: 0116 252 7004
Minicom/TexBox: 0116 252 7011