Organisations who offer targeted short break services for children and young people with SEND and the type of break they offer.
The organisations we work with all provide targeted short breaks for carers and activities for disabled children and young people.
WECIL Go to http://www.wecil.org.uk/ (opens new window) lead a service called Out and About Go to https://wecil.org.uk/children-young-people/out-about-bristol/ (opens new window), which includes:
- WECIL youth clubs: for young people aged 13 to 18, regular sessions across the city including Saturday's (young people need to attend the youth clubs in order to attend the Saturday trips)
- WECIL transitions group: for young people aged 19 to 25 to help them with independent living skills
- WECIL stay and play sessions: for children aged 5 to 12 and drop off play sessions for children aged 8 to 12, these are both usually on a Saturday
- Time2Share @ Wecil: a befriending service
- KHAAS Go to http://www.khaas.co.uk/ (opens new window): work with BAME children aged 5 to 19, who have Saturday clubs and days out during the holidays
- FACE Go to http://facecharity.org.uk/ (opens new window) hold regular out of school clubs for neurodiverse children and young people, aged 8 to 12 and 13 to 18
- Sense Go to https://www.sense.org.uk/ (opens new window): hold regular sessions for children and young people aged 5 to 18 with sensory impairments
WECIL and SENSE also run a specialised holiday short breaks for young people aged 5 to 18.
For information about these services see the pdf Out and About leaflet (8.93 MB) .
- Email: HSB@wecil.co.uk
- Phone: 0117 947 9911
Holiday activities for autistic children
FACE and the Bristol Autism Project Go to http://facefilton.org.uk/our-work/bristol-autism-project/ (opens new window) offer inclusive family activities for autistic children during school holidays.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: Face Office – 0117 969 138
Short breaks small grants
We're running two small grants for community-based organisations who can deliver short breaks. These will run until 31 March 2024.
These two projects will focus on the outdoors.
Mud Pie Explorers
An exciting opportunity for children and young people with a disability or an additional need to experience Forest School Activities as part of a supported group.
This is aimed at children and young people who are aged 8 to 12 years old.
Mud Pie Explorers is providing after school courses (1 in Downend and 1 in Southmead) as well as sessions during Easter and summer holidays
If this sounds like something your child or young person would be interested in, email email@example.com
Hartcliffe City Farm
Providing farm sessions for children and young people with a disability or additional need aged 8 to 12 years old.
Hartcliffe City Farm are providing a mixture of after school, weekend and holiday sessions.
The sessions will include activities that focus on looking after animals, gardening, cooking and nature.
If this sounds like something your child or young person would be interested in, email Catherine.Ware@windmillhillcityfarm.org.uk
Spaces are limited and once spaces have been allocated, then a waiting list will be in operation.
These projects will not be able to offer a place to any children or young people who are already attending a Bristol City Council funded short break.