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Short Breaks for 5 to 8 years

Short Breaks for children aged 5 to 8 are available in the following provisions

Out of School Clubs and Holiday Clubs - there are several holiday clubs around the borough that can be accessed as part of the Short Break service.  All staff will receive the relevant training to meet the individual needs of each child.  If you would like some assistance finding a holiday club please contact the Families Information Service on 0800 0345 340 or email

Outdoor Activities – Based at Silverwood Scout Camp.  Activities include crafts, using tools (Saws, sheaf knives), preparing food, games and activities, camp fire building.  For more information including dates and contact details please click on the name to go to their record.

Newsome Avenue - The unit provides respite care to children and young people aged 5-18 years, who have learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and or complex health needs.

To access Short Breaks at Newsome Avenue a social work assessment must take place.  For more information and contact details please click on the name to take you to their record.

Direct Payments - Direct Payments are cash payments made to people in lieu of social care support.  To receive Direct Payments you will have had an assessment which identifies that you are eligible to receive social care support.  Direct Payments aim to give you more flexibility in how your services are provided.  By giving you money instead of social care services, you have greater choice and control over your life and are able to make your own decisions about how your care/support is delivered.

For more information please click on the name to take you to their record.

For more information on Short Breaks, including the application process and to view the Frequently Asked Questions please view the Short Breaks record below 

Short breaks


Who to contact

Contact Name
Families Information Service

Local Offer

Last updated on 02/07/2019
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