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Loretta Haughey added: "Short breaks provision provided by KIDS UK West Midlands was a life changer for us as a family.
Of course, there are great many short break ski destinations, a pretty, Savoyard resort called Morzine is among the best - a super spot only 1.5 hours from Geneva Airport.
The phrase is central to the Borders campaign to lure holidaymakers for short breaks - so much so that they copyrighted it.
The instructor told me to contact Navy Corpus tower and request another short break. I said, "Sir, I can't really see much up here, should we pick up an approach?"
But others were choosing short breaks while, in addition, an average six family days out were being planned at cost in the region of PS102 each.
The charity is urging ministers to ringfence the money intended for short breaks. Emma Harrison, assistant director at Mencap, said: "We are humbled by the love and care that so many families give their loved ones, but they are only human.''
Applying to become a short break carer can take up to four months and follows the same process as foster carers - the difference is that the children have a disability and still live at home.
For information on becoming a short break carer call 0191 277 2686 or email
Full-board short breaks are available at four Haven parks: Lyme Bay, Seaton, Devon; Harcourt Sands, Isle of Wight; Mill Rythe, Hayling Island and Caister near Great Yarmouth.
SUSSEX captain Michael Yardy is to take another short break from cricket as his recovery from depression continues.
Single parent Annette, 43,openedthe door of her St Athan home three years ago to children whose families need a short break three years ago as part of the Barnardo's Cymru short-break foster carer scheme, which is overseen by the national Shared Care Network.