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Words and terms you might hear about short breaks

There may be words or terms you hear when talking about short breaks. This table should explain some of them:

Words people may use when talking about short breaks
Word or termWhat the word or term means
Continuing healthcare NHS-funded healthcare for children with complex medical, behavioural and communication needs.
Outcomes What the result of providing the resources should be.
Youth clubs Existing inclusive youth clubs and new youth clubs for children who are disabled.
CAF Common Assessment Framework; the universal early help assessment format.
Residential care A place where a child stays overnight with other children.
Direct payment

Care managed by the parent instead of by the local authority services.

Domiciliary care Care for the child provided by an agency, usually in the child's home.
Befrienders Young people who volunteer to join a young person who is disabled on an activity.
BreakAway Family-based shared care (short break fostering).
Hospice A place that offers care for children with life-limiting illnesses.
Home support Support provided by the local authority in the carer's own home.
Lily's Place A short-stay residential home provided by Diverse Abilities.
Staff training How staff are given the skills required to meet the needs and provide the outcomes expected.
Shapes Day care provided by Diverse Abilities.
Assessment How the needs of the child and the family are identified.
Carer's assessment Specific questions for carers asked as part of the assessment for the child and family. 
TAC meeting the CAF to identify how outcomes for the child are to be met
Community nurses Nurses provided by the NHS Trust (behaviour that challenges and complex health needs).
CWAD team The children who are disabled teams, social care, social work and occupational therapy teams.
Extended services Extended school provision like youth clubs and after school clubs. 
Service type The services available to meet the specified outcomes. 

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