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Suffolk Link Scheme

Short-break care for children with disabilities.

Have you ever thought you might like to help a family in your local community?

Do you have a few hours to spare on a regular basis?

Would you enjoy supporting a disabled child so that they can take part in an everyday activity?


If the answer to these questions is yes, perhaps you could consider becoming a LINK Carer or Befriender by regularly sharing a few hours of your time. It makes a big difference to the life of a disabled child and their family.

Who to contact

Name
Suffolk Link Scheme
Telephone
0800 328 2148
Email
fostering@suffolk.gov.uk
Website
http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/care-and-support/fostering-and-adoption/fostering/different-types-of-fostering/
Address
Fostering Service
Children and Young People’s Services
The Kingsfield Centre
Chilton Way
Suffolk
Postcode
IP14 1SZ

Additional contact

Additional Website
Link Leaflet

Where to go

Name
Suffolk Link Scheme
Area served
Suffolk

Other details

Age Groups
Children (5-11), Adults, Young people
Notes

If you are over 16 years old, you can do this as LINK Befriender, simply through helping the child or young person enjoy a favourite activity like swimming or football, or by taking them to the park or the shops. Alternatively, LINK Carers offer time in their own homes on a regular basis. It doesn't always have to be overnight stays, but if you do have suitable accommodation, perhaps you could have a disabled child to stay with you for, say, a weekend each month, or during school holidays. 

Last Updated
30/10/2013

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