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Meet the Short Breaks Team

31October 2019

The Children with Disabilities/Short Breaks Team supports children and young people from 0 – 18 with additional needs and disabilities and their parent carers. The team can be contacted directly by parent carers and professionals for information, advice and support.

The team consists of:

  • Team Manager – Cat Linde
  • Short Break Support Workers – Lisa Eyres, Rachel Barker, Eric Haselden and Rafiah Zubair, Faye Mellor
  • Direct payment Adviser – Nick Ashworth
  • Business Support – Ann-Marie Williams

The team can provide advice and support about our short break provider groups and activities across Cheshire East which can be done via telephone, email or a home visit.  View our timetable of short break activities here

The team also manages Early Help Individual Payments, which provide parent and carers with a short break from their caring responsibilities. For more information visit our Local Offer  

For children and young people requiring an additional level of support the team can complete assessments to identify needs and provide packages of support to meet those needs.

Our 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

If you would like to register with the team please complete the Disabled Children’s Database form found at the bottom of our web page

Return this form by email to or post to: Short Breaks Team, Floor 1, Macclesfield Town Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EA

Thank you