Nicky's daughter visiting the HALT project as a short break, stroking the rabbits in the hutch.

Discovering you

The terms ‘Short Breaks’ and ‘respite care’ are often used differently by children’s and adult social care services. However, both are used to describe social care services providing specialist care and support to families of disabled children and adults.

Research conducted by Barnwood Trust in 2022 showed that families in Gloucestershire needed support to access the activities they wanted. From these findings we co-designed a funding opportunity with a group of parent carers, young people and people with experience of accessing Short Breaks.

Parent Carer Alliance is one of six organisations awarded funding by Barnwood Trust to deliver a year of Short Break activities.


Recorded by Parent Carer Alliance, Edited by Barnwood Trust