Family Fund is the UK's largest charity providing grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people. Last year, we provided 88,407 grants and services worth over £33 million to families across the UK.
Foxden Short Break Care Service provides residential short breaks for up to 4 children and young people aged between 7- 18 years who have physical and / or learning disabilities including autism, epilepsy and other complex needs. The team at Foxden also supports children, young people and their families by providing outreach support, where short breaks are more suited to the child and young person's needs and stage of transition. To access the service children and young people must live in the South Tyneside area and have met the Local Authority's eligibility criteria.
Adults with learning disabilities, their families, informal carers and paid care staff receive specialist support from this service. People can refer themselves or anyone associated with the person can arrange a conversation either in writing or over the phone.