Information for activity providers
Are you keen to offer inclusive activities?
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.
Learning and Development available
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.
Inclusion Resource Pack
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.
Bridging Workers are able to help promote inclusive activities and increase choice for disabled children and young people. They support activity providers to put on and develop activities. Bridging workers are a service provided by Parent Voice, funded through the Short Breaks programme. See the Bridging Worker Flyer 4 MB for names and contact details for your local Bridging Worker.
See funding application forms and guidance notes for details about the funding available.
Providers forums and frequently asked questions
Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions 88kb by providers of Short Breaks.
We held our most recent Providers Forum on 14th May 2013, presentations are available covering 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.
How can we help you promote the range of activities you have available?
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