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Government funded Short Breaks Grant - Are YOU eligible?

Published: Wed, 24th November 2010, 12:00:00 AM
One of our members has let us know about The Short Breaks Grant Scheme which currently is funded in Sheffield City Council area. This is a one-off payment of up to 370 per family for a holiday or short break activity, however time is running out; in Sheffield applications must be received by 30 December and money allocated must be used prior to 31 March 2011. The TOFS member who applied was successful even though the criteria had stated that you had to receive the high rate care component of DLA and this family no longer did. It's a very straight-forward form to fill in - just one A4 page with comments about how your child's condition affects you as as family. We 're unsure if this is something specific to Sheffield City Council - several Councils had information on it so it may well be available in your area. Why not get in touch with your Children and Young People's Service in your local Council Office to find out? The TOFS mum who was successful is happy to help if you need more information. Just email your query to us at the office and we'll pass it on. Good luck. Do let us know how you get on.

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