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The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations 2011, requires Local Authorities,  to provide a range of short breaks for families with disabled children (age 0-18yrs). In Reading this is provided by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC). Short breaks form part of a continuum of services, which support disabled children and their families.

Short breaks are provided to give:

  • Children and young people with a disability enjoyable experiences away from their primary carers, thereby contributing to their personal and social development and reducing social isolation;
  • Parents, carers and families a necessary and valuable break from caring responsibilities.

These breaks can include day, evening, overnight and weekend activities and can take place in the child’s own home, the home of an approved carer, a residential or community setting. What is a Short Break explained.

They can last just a few hours to a few days, and occasionally longer, depending on the type of provision and the needs of the child and their families. 

Updated - February 2022

SEND Summer Holiday Short Breaks & Activities 2022

SEND Summer Short Breaks part funded by Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC)

SEND Summer Holiday Short Breaks Make/Sense Theatre Workshops

As an inclusive theatre company, we aim to provide exciting and engaging short breaks for SEND young people with all abilities, including young people with complex/high needs.

Please always give us a call if you aren’t sure if a session is right for your young person. After speaking with you, we will be able to assess how we can best accommodate their access needs to ensure they have a meaningful and fun time with us!

Complex Needs/PMLD/PASD/SLD (Profound Autistic Spectrum Disorder)(Severe Learning Disabilities) Engaging workshops for young people with complex needs/PMLD including multi-sensory theatre and live music and singing with the Make/Sense team and sessions with Berkshire Maestros.

Bookings can be made by email team@makesensetheatre.com

 

Further information including dates, times and who to contact please click on the link SEND Summer Holiday Short Breaks Make/Sense Theatre Workshops | Reading Services Guide (openobjects.com)

 

SEND Summer Holiday Short Breaks - Multi sport Camps RFC Community Trust

RFC Community Trust are running SEND multisports camps in August based at the Avenue School in Tilehurst. The camps will be multi sports with a selection of specialist sports on offer. Camps will run from 10:30 - 14:00 from Monday to Wednesday during the holidays. 

We will be also working with organisations from that sport such as Reading Rockets. There will be a host of sports on offer such as: Tennis, Cricket, Football, Basketball, Boccia Kurling Invasion games.

To book a place on the Play course please go to our website: https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/readingfc/readingfc-courses/disability.html

 

Further information including dates, times and who to contact please click on the link SEND Summer Holiday Short Breaks - Multi sport Camps RFC Community Trust | Reading Services Guide (openobjects.com)

 

SEND Play Sessions Summer Holiday Short Breaks - RFC Community Trust

RFC Community Trust are putting on Play sessions during August summer holidays at the Avenue School. The play sessions are for children aged 5 to 7 years old. Over the course of the sessions the children will be take part in: Arts and Crafts, Messy Play, Sensory Play, Forest School.

To book a place on the Play course please go to our website: https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/readingfc/readingfc-courses/disability.html

Further information including dates, times and who to contact please click on the link SEND Play Sessions Summer Holiday Short Breaks - RFC Community Trust | Reading Services Guide (openobjects.com)

 

SEND Short Breaks -Chance to Dance Stars CIC - Dance and Multi Activity Program

Short breaks are available for Reading children aged 5 years to 18 years old on Sundays

We cater for children 5 years to 25 years at all our activities. (discounted short breaks not available for 19-25yrs)

Chance to Dance Stars CIC will provide group activities for children & young people with disabilities to have new experiences with sport and dance, to have fun and to build upon social and physical needs.  

*Note* Cost - £20 per day for anyone outside of Reading. 

Reading Residents - Session are partial funded by Brighter Futures for Children. You receive a 50% discount only paying £10 per day. Don't forget to enter your discount code: EQN344

Booking - 
If your child requires 1:1 you must contact Vicky before booking on sendanceclub@hotmail.com or 07736343570 

Tel: 07736 343570 sendanceclub@hotmail.com http://sendanceclub.co.uk/index.html

Beansheaf Community Centre, Charrington Road, Calcot, Reading, RG31 7AW

Session and booking information can be found here SEND Short Breaks -Chance to Dance Stars CIC - Dance and Multi Activity Program | Reading Services Guide

 

Additional Activities

 

Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC ) - The Cressingham LEGO CLUB

The LEGO club will meet on one Sunday a month at The Cressingham Short Break Centre. Spaces will be limited to 8 young people per session aged between 8 – 18 years old; Places allocated on a first come first serve basis. Each session will have some free play and structured activities to encourage the children/young people to use their imagination and learn to work as a team on some of the projects.

Eligibility:

  • Have a current Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), which includes information to evidence the child/ young person cannot access mainstream activities through Universal Services published on the Local Offer
  • Are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or a Personal Independence Payment (PIP)

 

Email: Cressingham@brighterfuturesforchildren.org

Tel:  0118 937 4201

Further information including how to book can be found here Cressingham Short Break Service | Reading Services Guide (openobjects.com)

 

Free Disability Cricket - Berkshire Cricket Foundation

A new disability hub launches at Bulmershe Leisure Centre on Wednesday 30th March 5-6pm for ages 12-25 years.

Tel: 07883 787499 chris.baker@berkshirecricketfoundation.org

Further Information can be found here Free Disability Cricket - Berkshire Cricket Foundation | Reading Services Guide (openobjects.com)

 

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF)

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - find out more by visiting Brighter Futures for Children 

Short Breaks Statement 2021-2022

Short Breaks Statement 2021/2022 - click here to view the document

Short Breaks Statement - easy read version for young people - 2022

Short Breaks Statement - easy read version for young people - 2022 - click here to view the document

Short Breaks - An easy read guide for parents / carers in Reading - 2022

Short Breaks - An easy read guide for parents / carers in Reading - 2022 - click here to view the document.

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