We are working with activity providers to increase opportunities for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs to participate in a wide range of leisure and recreation activities. These are known as short breaks which could last from a few hours, a day, evening, or a weekend activity.
See Learning and Development for details about the FREE Inclusion eLearning modules available for both specialist and mainstream activity providers as well as the range of workshops on offer.
Check out the Inclusion Resource Pack and the Inclusion in Action DVD for tips and suggestions to support your setting in becoming even more inclusive for children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs.
Parent Voice are able to assist with promoting inclusive activities and increasing choice for disabled children and young people. You can contact the team on 0300 303 8603 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
See funding application forms and guidance notes for details about the funding available.
Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions by providers of Short Breaks at an earlier event.
The Previous Forum in May 2013 covered the topics of Safeguarding in Short Breaks activities 937 kB; The Role of the LADO 120 kB; Financial Hardship for families 5 MB; and Hampshire Gateway/Training updates 2 MB. Providers also discussed ideas to support families in Financial Hardship 391 kB.
For further information on previous Provider Forums please see the slides from this event 7 MB.
We are keen to advertise information about all Activity Providers and Activities that actively welcome children and young people with disabilities. See Promoting your short breaks activities for details.
Information for activity providers about the Gateway Card