Play & Care

Play & Care is a one to one service that offers short breaks for children with disabilities, aged 5-17 years on a regular basis to give parents and carers a break, whilst also offering a positive experience for the child or young person. A wide range of activities is available and includes personal, social, emotional and intellectual care

Sessions are available 7 days a week, including evenings and weekends.

All of our staff are highly experienced and qualified. Each team member has an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and has completed a comprehensive training programme which covers safeguarding, working with parents/carers, disability awareness, manual handling, managing challenging behaviour, alternative communication techniques and personal care.

The referral process – short breaks are allocated as part of a child’s care plan from Camden MOSAIC. A referral should be made by a social worker from the disabled children’s team.

Parents/carers in receipt of direct payments may with to use these funds to pay for the Play & Care service.

Parents/carers who are responsible for covering all costs of the service can still book.

How to make a referral