Short Breaks for Disabled Children and Young People

Short Breaks Local Offer

The Local Offer is available to all children and their families without requiring an assessment of need. A local offer presents a choice of short break opportunities to families. Families accessing a local offer are not subject to any extra assessment by Southend-on-Sea City Council.

The Livewell Southend website hosts the Southend-on-Sea SEND Local Offer. The Local Offer provides information advice and guidance on support and services for children and young people with SEND and their families, including Short Breaks.

Is there a cost?

Families will be expected to pay the same as anyone else for all general leisure activities, sports clubs, out of school clubs.

Grants available for short breaks Local Offer for disabled children

There are two grants available to support the Local Offer, one for parent/carers and the other for groups/organisations

  • Community Access Grant for parents and carers
  • Main Grant for organisation and groups

Short Breaks

Telephone: 01702 215000

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