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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 - January 2023

SEND Short Breaks - February Half Term - 2023

SEND February Half Term Holiday Short Breaks Sessions - Reading Play

Reading Play welcomes you to The Ranger Station as your SEND half term provider, we will be holding two sessions during the proposed half term date. Tuesday 14th and Thursday 16thThe range of activities included are:

Session one 10am – 12:30pm Age 4 to 7 years

Session two 1:30pm to 3pm – Age 8 to 12 years

Tel: 0118 937 2952 reading.play@reading.gov.uk

For further details, how to book etc please click on the link Reading Directory | SEND February Half Term Holiday Short Breaks Sessions - Reading Play

 

SEND February Half Term Holiday Short Breaks with Make Sense Theatre

We are so excited to let you know about our upcoming February Half Term holiday clubs!  We will be running these on two days at The Avenue School:

  • Tuesday 14th February
  • Wednesday 15th February 

The sessions are as follows: 

  • Tuesday 10.30am-12.30pm: MLD/Sensory, for those aged 5-12 
  • Tuesday 1pm-4pm: PMLD/PASD/Complex Needs, for those aged 10+  
  • Wednesday 9.30am-12.30pm: MLD/ASD, for those aged 12+  
  • Wednesday 1pm-4pm: PMLD/PASD/Complex Needs, for those aged 10+ 

 

Tel: 07554664825 rosie@makesensetheatre.com

Full details can be found here Reading Directory | SEND February Half Term Holiday Short Breaks with Make Sense Theatre

 

SEND February Half Term Short Breaks - Play Course with Reading Community Trust

The Play Camps are running on the 13th/14th February from 10:00 - 13:00. The camps are for children with SEND from 5 years to 7 years. 

During the course of the camps the children will take part in activities such as: 

Sensory Play; Outdoor Play; Soft Play 

All staff have experience in working with people with disabilities and play work. 

At the moment we can not accept the following medical conditions: 

Peg Feeding 

Asthma 

Epilepsy

 

Tel: 0118 907 2160 drook@readingfc.co.uk

https://officialsoccerschools.co.uk/.../send-play-course-the-avenue-school-monday-13th-tuesday-14th.html

 

Full details can be found here Reading Directory | SEND February Half Term Short Breaks - Play Course with Reading Community Trust

 

SEND February Half Term Multi Sports with Reading Community Trust 13th/14th/15th February 2023

SEND Multi sport camps delivered by RFC Community Trust re taking place at the Avenue School in Reading. The Camps will take place on the 13th/14th/15th February from 10:30 - 14:00. Whilst on the camps the children will try the following sports : 

Cricket 

Wheelchair Rugby 

Football 

Basketball 

Multi Sports 

Specialist games

Tel: 0118 907 2160 drook@readingfc.co.uk

Full details can be found here Reading Directory | SEND February Half Term Multi Sports with Reading Community Trust 13th/14th/15th February 2023

 

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. 

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 -  https://chance-to-dance.class4kids.co.uk/
If your child requires 1:1 you must contact Vicky before booking on sendanceclub@hotmail.com or 07736343570 

Please see flyers for dates
Time 10am till 2pm (sometimes we have to run 9am till 1pm) 

Location - Reading 

Activities can vary week by week. We will always ask for your feedback. 

Sports, dance, drama, singing, arts and crafts, table top games, zumba kids, generation pound, yoga, gymnastics, sensory and messy play. 

 

Full details can be found here Reading Directory | SEND Short Breaks -Chance to Dance Stars CIC - Dance and Multi Activity Program

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.

Related Advice

SEND Short Breaks SEND Activities in Reading and Surrounding areas Children & Young People’s Disabilities Team (CYPDT) Children's Action Teams (CATs) Personal Budgets (Children) Direct Payments - Employing a personal assistant for your child using Direct Payments - a guide for parents and carers (BFfC)
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Family Information Service

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