Children with Disabilities Short Breaks Team


The CWD (Children with Disabilities) Short Breaks Team support children and young people with additional needs and disabilities aged 0 – 18 and their parents/carers.

We have a Direct Payment Adviser who can support you with:

  • Advertising for Personal Assistants and recruitment

  • Employing Personal Assistants legally

  • Managing Direct Payment paperwork and record keeping

  • Preparing for a financial audit

We provide advice and support about our short break provider groups and activities across Cheshire East which can be done via telephone or email or we can arrange a Short Break home visit..

To view our Short Break Provider’s timetable please click on this link:

For children and young people requiring an additional level of support we complete assessments to identify support needs and provide packages of support to meet assessed needs.

We manage Early Help Individual Payments (EHIPs), which form part of the Cheshire East Local Offer. The purpose of EHIPs is to provide Parent/ Carers with a short break from their caring responsibilities. Please click on the link to go the EHIPs LiveWell page

If you would like to register with the CWD Short Breaks Team please complete the form in the documents section below and return it by email or post to the Short Breaks Team.

Service Details

Cheshire East Council
Service Type:
Children's Care Services
Additional Referral Information:
For advice and support around short breaks for Disabled Children please contact the team directly.
Eligibility criteria:
Children aged 0 – 18 with additional needs and/or disabilities.

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Weekdays only
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The following documents related to this service are available for download:

This page was last updated on 12 February 2019

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This page was last updated on 12 February 2019

Contact Details

Contact Name:
CWD Short Breaks Team
Floor 1, Macclesfield Town Hall, Market Place, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA
01625 378083