Short Breaks for Disabled Children & Young People

Southend Children's Short Breaks Services Statement

All councils must produce a short breaks services statement that shows:

  • the range of short breaks services
  • how the eligibility criteria for services will be assessed
  • how services will meet the needs of families who have a disabled child

See our Southend Children’s Short Breaks Services Statement for 2019/2020.

Grant Funding for Southend Children's Short Breaks 2019 - 2020  

There were two grant opportunities in 2019-20:

  • Southend Children’s Short Break Main Grant to a maximum of £10,000
  • Southend Children’s Short Break Community Access Grant for parents/carers to a maximum of £500 – apply throughout the year

Short breaks should be available at times to suit children’s needs, such as:

  • after school
  • at weekends
  • during school holidays

Young people with disabilities and their families see the following as priorities:

  • holiday play schemes, workshops and clubs
  • activities and/or adventure opportunities for young people and/or families
  • social activities including coach trips, youth groups and activities with animals
  • alternative therapies using music, art, drama, ICT etc.

These are not exclusive.

If you want to apply for a grant fill out an online form or contact us via email:

Email address: [email protected]

You can fill out the form online or you can download it.

Closing Date

Southend Children’s Short Break: Community Access Grant – April 2019 - 31st January 2020

Opening Date for Main Grant Applications 2020-2021

Southend Children’s Short Break – Main Grant 1st October 2019

Contact Children and Families

Telephone: 01702 215000

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