Options Borders provides a range of short break respite care and support services for parents and carers with children affected by learning disabilities in the Borders.
Support includes residential short breaks, outreach within the local community and summer play schemes. This service not only provides families with a short break and time to ‘recharge’, but it brings together children with significant learning disabilities living within the Scottish Borders Council area. It offers them a programme of activities which are fun, stimulating and safe; creating an opportunity for them to make friends and pursue leisure activities outwith the school and family environment.
The service achieves this by providing a range of services including:
- Residential short breaks – the residential provision consists of weekend breaks, mid-week breaks and school holiday breaks
- An after school service to supplement the support provided by residential short breaks
- Play schemes – provided during the 7 weeks of summer school holidays,
- Daycare provision at weekends; offers support to children and young people within their local communities.
Room 2.23, Integrated Children's Services
Scottish Borders Council
Phone: 01896 754 003