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Short breaks

Our short breaks programme will enable children and young people with disabilities and/or additional needs to join in with safe, fun and interesting activities and will give parents or carers an opportunity to have a short break from caring.

Since 2011, we have been required to publish a short breaks service statement  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 2MB to describe our range of services. Please go to the Short breaks statement page to find out more and read the short breaks statement, recently updated for 2014-15.

The summary of the public consultation about short breaks activities (September – December 2014) are in the ‘What Happens Next?’ section on this page. You may also be interested in the findings from the visits to disabled children and young people’s groups  Download Adobe Reader to view this PDF 489kB that took place during the same period.

Inclusion Conference Friday 3 March 2017 in Alton

There are still a few spaces available at the Services for Young Children 2017 Inclusion Conference where the theme is everything sensory. The keynote speech will cover a broad overview of what sensory processing means in relation to development and delegates can also book onto 2 workshops each. Lunch is also included in the price. For more information and to book a place, please go to Hantsweb Shop.

Inclusion in Action DVD

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Gateway Card

Register for a Gateway Card for access to activities, play schemes and buddy schemes available through our short breaks programme.