30 Aug 2018
Caremark (Redcar and Cleveland) is one of a handful of providers to be accepted onto a roster to provide care for children and young people with disabilities.
Following a successful tendering process, we have been put on a new framework issued by Middlesbrough Borough Council.
This means that we can be selected to provide short breaks for children and young people with disabilities. Short Breaks are intended to have positive benefits for both children and young people with disabilities and their parents and carers.
They have a dual purpose in that they allow children and young people to enjoy experiences outside the family home and develop new skills and confidences; they also allow parents and carers to have a break from caring responsibilities, rest, unwind and spend time with other members of their family.
This short break provision can range from a few hours a week to an allocated number of overnight breaks per year.
They include day, evening, overnight and weekend activities and may take place in the child’s own home, the home of an approved short break carer, or a residential or community setting.
Charles Folkes, Managing Director of Caremark (Redcar and Cleveland), said: “We are pleased to have been successful in getting on the new framework issued by Middlesbrough Borough Council.
“We have a successful track record in delivering care for children and young people with disabilities and complex needs, so are confident in our ability to provide a first-class service that meets the council’s needs.”