Specially designed to be stimulating, enjoyable and fun, helping to promote friendships and peer support. They offer an exciting choice of varied activities at several venues across the city. Club activities including sports, art and music, games, cooking, youth clubs and swimming. Special events throughout the year to celebrate religious and cultural holidays, local carnivals and national events. Day trips are also available and have previously been enjoyed at safari parks, themed picnics and barbeques, chef’s school, Warwick Castle, Alton Towers, Chester Zoo, horse riding, sensory swimming sessions to name but a few. Many of these trips are available for the whole family to enjoy too.
Some children and young people need additional support to access mainstream services such as swimming pools, leisure centres, libraries, playgrounds, Brownies, Scouts, holiday play schemes, cinemas, bowling, dance lessons and much much more. Community Short Breaks can select a suitable support worker to enable the child or young person to attend a community activity of their choice. They will be supported and encouraged to reach their full potential in pursuit of their chosen activity.
Short Breaks Direct
Sometimes parents and carers prefer to arrange support for their child or young person themselves. A Short Break Direct Payment allows families the flexibility, choice and control to choose their own short break activity and employ their preferred carer. We can signpost families to organisations that are able to advise how to choose a suitable carer. Up to twice a year families will need to evidence how the Direct Payments are being spent to support their child or young person to access activities.