Walsall FIS offers up-to-date information,
advice and help on services for families in Walsall.

Short Breaks

What are short breaks?

Short breaks services for disabled children are provided to give:

  • Time away from the family for the disabled child or young person, giving them the opportunity for independence, to have fun with their peers, make new friends and have new experiences.
  • Parents and families a necessary and valuable break from caring responsibilities.

Who can access short breaks?

We use a fair, empathetic and transparent eligibility criteria so that the service is available to all and not just used for those families at points of crisis or under threat of family breakdown.

A child or young person maybe able access a Short Break if they:

  • Have a disability;
  • Are aged 0 to 17 (until their 18th birthday) 
  • Live in Walsall.


Easter 2020

If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive future copies of the booklet, please call 01922 650490 or email shortbreaks@walsall.gov.uk