Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with fun, enjoyment and a chance to be with friends while their parents and carers get a break from caring. They come in many different forms, ranging from an overnight stay in a residential centre or a carer’s home to attending a youth club, leisure centre or getting involved in a sports activity.
Taken from SENDirect website
The current Short Break offer in Kingston and Richmond
This statement has recently received an interim update. We will be consulting with parents, carers, children, young people and providers to provide a thorough review. We estimate that this will be completed by April 2019.
Short Breaks Statement October 2018 (opens a pdf)
Aiming High Short Breaks
All children and young people who meet the following eligibility criteria can apply for short breaks under the Aiming High scheme:
- child or young person who has a diagnosed disability
- The child or young person is aged between 0 -18th birthday
- The child or young person lives in the Royal Borough of Kingston or the London Borough of Richmond