Short Breaks (fun activities for children with disabilities/additional needs)

 

 

What are short breaks?

 

The national statutory guidance requires local authorities to provide short breaks that give parent carers a break from their caring responsibilities. The statutory guidance that all local authorities have to work to is entitled ‘short breaks for carers of disabled children’ which we have included as a link below

Short break care: how local authorities should provide it – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Short breaks for disabled children – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Short breaks can last from just a few hours to a few days – from daytime and evening activities to weekend and overnight or maybe longer. They provide disabled children and young people with:

– positive and safe things to do and places to go

– the opportunity to spend time with friends, to develop personally and socially, and reduce isolation

– the chance to undertake new activities and have new experiences

 

To find out more about the Short Breaks Team and what they do in Cheshire East please click here.

Who provides short breaks?

 

There has been a recent recommission of short break providers in Cheshire East and we are pleased to share their details below.

 

Caudwell Children: 

 

 

To find out more about Caudwell Children please click here to head over their website.

 

Cheshire and Warrington Carers Hub:

 

 

For more information on what Cheshire and Warrington Carers Trust offer:

Unit 1 Brierley Business Centre, Mirion Street, Crewe, Cheshire, CW1 2AZ

Telelphone: 01270 394897 / 07593 782615

Email:parentcarersupport@cheshireandwarringtoncarers.org

Visit: www.cheshireandwarringtoncarers.org

 

Cheshire Buddies:

 

 

To find out more about Cheshire Buddies and other services they offer click here. You can also find them on Facebook.

 

 

Disability Positive: 

 

 

For more information on what Disability Positive offer:

Address: Sension House, Denton Drive, Northwich, Cheshire, CW9 7LU

Telephone: 01606 331853

Email  Helen@disabilitypositive.org

Website: Disability Positive

 

Everybody Sport and Recreation:

 

For more information on Everybody’s Ability for All programme:

Telephone: 07506 317055            Email:inclusion@everybody.org.uk

Website: www.everybody.org.uk/what-we-offer/disability-activities/

Facebook Group:Search for Ability for All Cheshire East

 

 

Friends For Leisure: 

 

 

Website:www.friendsforleisure.org.uk

Places are limited and must be booked. Please contact hannah@friendsforlesiure.org.uk

For information on registering young people, please contact info@friendsforleisure.org.uk

 

Ruby’s Fund:

 

 

For more information about what Ruby’s Fund have available:

Ruby’s Fund Sensory Centre, Meridian House, Roe Street, Congleton, Cheshire, CW12 1PG

Telephone: 01260 277666

General enquiries: info@rubysfund.co.uk           Short break enquiries: alison@rubysfund.co.uk

Website: www.rubysfund.co.uk

Refer into any of our services here: https://www.thriving-families.org/help

 

 

Space4Autism: 

 

 

To book a place on any of the above contact Space4Autsim at bookings@space4autism.org

To find out more about Space4Autism and what they offer please click here

 

 

Urban Air: 

 

 

For more details about rebound therapy at Urban Air:

Contact: Kirsty – info@uacheshire.co.uk

Location: UA Cheshire Trampoline Park – Unit 9 Winsford Industrial Estate, CW7 3RL

Telephone: 01606 212690

Rebound Days: Term Time Only.

Mondays 14:30-18:30 Wednesday 13:00-18:30 Thursdays 13:15-16:00 and 17:30-18:30