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SHORT BREAKS SERVICE FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

Thursday 30th April 2015

We want children and young people in the Royal Borough of Greenwich to receive the right help, at the right time, to build the resilience they need to be safe, healthy and achieve.

Delivered by Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT), the Short Breaks service will deliver fun, positive experiences for children and young people with disabilities who live in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, enabling them to spend time away from their main carers, whilst also giving parents/carers a rest from caring duties.

Short breaks will give children and young people the chance to do something they enjoy, develop friendships and to participate in a range of creative and cultural experiences that contribute to improving their quality of life, inclusion within the local community and motivation to learn.

The Short Breaks programme consists of four elements:

  • Term-time Saturdays (delivered in blocks of six weeks).
  • School holiday programme (excluding summer holidays) for young people who require 1:4 or 1:2 support from staff.
  • School holiday programme (excluding summer holidays) for young people with additional higher need and require 1:2 or 1:1 support from staff.
  • Four overnight breaks

The term-time Saturday programme will commence on Saturday the 16th of May for the first six week block for children and young people with disabilities from ages 13-19 (and up to 25 where part of a support plan) living or studying in the borough.

If you are not sure which service will be the best option for your child/young person, please contact Alexandra Levey, CACT Disability Officer via Alexandra.Levey@cact.org.uk or call 0208 850 2866 to discuss your child’s/young person’s individual needs.