Breaks to support carers and families


Carer breaks are funded by Darlington Borough Council to enable the person you support to attend the activities at The Hub, free of charge, for 10 sessions. This can include social activities, learning a new skill such as cooking, joining a keep fit or healthy eating class, developing independence or 1 to 1 support.  The sessions are flexible to meet people’s needs.

Short breaks are also available at The Hub for young people to attend either during the day or a Thursday after school session called Mentoring for Independence (link) where young disabled people can join in fun activities and develop independent living skills including cooking, managing money, travel training and personal care.  Some of these sessions may be funded by Darlington Borough Council for parents and young disabled people who have had an assessment by Social Care. See here for more information:

Contact the Independent Living Hub on 01325 254840 or email David Thomas (

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How you can support us

As a local organisation we very much rely on the support of our local community. We support over 2,000 people every year to have greater choice and control and remove the barriers that disabled adults and children experience in their everyday lives. But we need YOUR help.

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