Mako, Carers & Short Breaks
We’re happy to announce we’re continuing to work with Halton Borough Council throughout 2020, til 2021 to support families of disabled children who live in Halton via the Short Breaks scheme.
Because the sessions are part of the Short Breaks scheme, they won’t be open to the general public, however if your child has any of the conditions mentioned below.
Who is eligible for a Short Break?
Short breaks are for carers and disabled children who live in Halton. In Halton a disabled child is considered to be; a young person between 0 – 18 years old (however our workshops will be for children ages 8 and up) whose lives are affected by one or more of the following diagnosed conditions:
– A Hearing impairment
– A Visual impairment
– A Learning disability
– A Physical disability
– A Chronic / life threatening physical illness
– A Communication disorder (including Autism)
– A Consciousness disorder (e.g Epilepsy)
– A Mental health condition
The childs condition should usually be expected to last for more than 12 months and have a substantial effect upon the child in more than one of the following areas:
– Physical ability
– Communication and understanding
– Awareness of risk and danger
Each child and family will have different needs and the impact of the child’s disability will be considered against what would usually be expected for any child of the same age. If your child has one or more of the following, it will greatly help your application:
– An EHC Plan
– Individual support at school for 15 hours or more
What do I need to join?
Due to the sessions being of a digital nature you will need:
– A device connected to the internet, to watch the tutor’s video stream via Zoom
When does it start?
This is a 4 week course
Session 1 – Wednesday 24th June 2020 at 16:30 to 18:00
Session 2 – Wednesday 1st July 2020 at 16:30 to 18:00
Session 3 – Wednesday 8th July 2020 at 16:30 to 18:00
Session 4 – Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 16:30 to 18:00