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A parent carer is a parent, or other adult with parental responsibility, who cares for a child or young person who requires more care and support than other children or young people of the same age.

There's a range of advice, support and information for parent carers on family rights, grants, education issues, breaks and much more.

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Children’s short break services

Short breaks are activities for children and young people with physical or health impairments and learning difficulties. They allow a disabled child or young person to have an enjoyable break away from their main carer, and give their carer a break from their caring responsibilities.

Eligibility criteria

Short breaks are for children or young people who:

  • are 5-17 years old
  • live in Hackney permanently
  • receive disability living allowance at middle rate or above or personal independence payments at intermediate or advance rate

Find out more and apply

Financial advice

Carers UK publishes a carers rights guide which you can download free of charge. It outlines your rights as a family carer, and the practical and financial support which is available.

The GOV.UK website has a lot of information about benefits and allowances for family carers, including carer's allowance and carer's credit. The Carers UK website also has a section on financial support

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