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Short Break Project

Our Short Break Project aims to give children and young people (CYP) with learning disabilities the opportunity to have fun, socialise and be independent, whilst giving families a break from their caring role. This service is supported by grants from Kent County Council. 

Please see below for details of the activities of our Short Break Project for 2024-25:

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The Clubs

Our clubs are venue-based to ensure they are inclusive to all children and young people. We focus on child-led play opportunities, enabling the children and young people to individually choose their activities with the support of our team. Each session will have a variety of activities available based around the interests and needs of those in attendance, for example arts and crafts, sensory activities, books, music, baking, sports, and outdoor activities.

All our clubs are run by an experienced coordinator and supported by a high level of skilled staff and trained volunteers. We are able to support with behaviours that challenge; personal care needs; moving and handling, including the use of hoists; and a range of health needs, including epilepsy, gastro-feeding and diabetes management.

We use two specialist venues, based in Southborough and Tonbridge. All sessions run for five hours from 10am-3pm and require a parental contribution of £4 per hour.

Making a Referral

Referrals can be made directly from parents/carers using the form linked below. Alternatively, a social worker or other professional can use the form to register interest for a child/young person and we will contact the family to continue the referral process.


We have a limited number of spaces available at our services and typically receive very high demand, which means unfortunately a referral does not guarantee a space. Children and young people who are awarded a space will be allocated a group and venue with an appropriate peer group based on evaluation of their individual needs. All children and young people must be able to safely participate in a group with up to eight peers.

Details of other providers and the services they offer can be found on KCC's Local Offer


Short Break Project: 2024-25

We are currently fully subscribed for 2024-2025 and all referrals now received will be for a space on our Reserve List to be allocated spaces on an ad-hoc basis. Please click the button below to access our online Referral Form: 




In the interest of the environment, we are a predominantly paperless organisation and encourage you to use the online referral form if you are able to. If you require a printable or hardcopy version, please contact us at:

Prior to completing the referral form, please ensure you have read our 



This service is supported by grants from Kent County Council.

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