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short break

A UK social services term of art for a brief respite during which a carer spends time away from their ward or patient to recuperate.
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"Short breaks are among the most fundamental services for supporting the health and wellbeing for families with disabled children.
The company objectives are to offer a high level of friendly customer service and product quality to all the day excursions and short breaks it provides.
We appreciate the challenges the council face due to national Government funding decisions but want to make sure that the economic and social value short break services bring to families and communities - and the potential impact on families if these services are reduced - are recognised so further cuts are avoided.
Parents and carers wishing to apply for a short breaks grant for the first time can find information and an application form at www.stockton.gov.uk/localoffer or can request a form by calling 01642 526745.
According to research by online travel company Opodo (opodo.co.uk), there's been a 17% increase in the number of short breaks (two or three nights) taken in 2015, with 56% of travellers saying regular short breaks are better for relieving work stress than one long two-week holiday.
Short breaks too are very popular and include popular destinations across the Uk and overseas.
The short breaks include anything from a weekend Copenhagen focused on art and architecture to a culinary journey in Dubai.
Executive member for children and young people Cllr Nick Cott said: "Our short break carers do a brilliant job, but there is substantial demand from families across the city and we need more of them.
Even before the credit crunch, short breaks were an increasingly important part of the visitor economy but the recession has accelerated the trend.
CATCH the Kylie concert in Paris on May 6 as part of a short break with STA travel.
Mr Dhanda's comments came as he talked out a Tory backbench Bill to give families with severely disabled children a new right to short breaks.
* The short break includes all meals, guides, plus the facilities of a country-house hotel.