Short Breaks Project 2020-2021

MT & RP
Raniyah and Helen
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Harry
Ben - recruitment
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Charlie
MT & RP
Raniyah and Helen
Skye photo
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Harry
Ben - recruitment
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Charlie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Short Break Activities are for children and young people aged 8-18 years, who have moderate, severe or profound learning disabilities and live in Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge & Malling.

We run weekend clubs during term-time and playschemes during school holidays. Our clubs focus on child-led play with a variety of activities on offer. Each session is run by a coordinator and supported by a high level of experienced staff and trained volunteers. The venues we use are safe and fully secure with accessible facilities for our children and young people. Occasionally, we are lucky enough to be awarded additional funding which enables us to offer trips and activities in the community. 

All our services are parent-referral. Due to the limited number of spaces we have available, we have a referral period once a year during which families who would like a space are able to make a referral. All spaces are allocated for April to March, enabling us to provide a regular, reliable service to families for that period. If there are still spaces available, our referral form will remain open until all spaces are allocated for the year. Each child is allocated to an appropriate group based on evaluation of their individual needs. 

COVID-19 Update

We are pleased to confirm that our Short Break Project is back and up and running following closure due to COVID-19. Risk assessments and safety precautions are in place to ensure the safety of the children and young people and our staff and volunteers. 

Due to the ongoing restrictions, we are unfortunately not in a position to accept any new referrals for our Short Break Project at this time. 

Holiday Playscheme

When: approx. once a week during school holidays

Day: varies

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm or 1-4pm 

Location: Southborough or Tonbridge

Parental contribution: £12 per session

Weekend Club 1

Weekend Club 2

When: twice a month during term-time

Day: Saturday or Sunday 

Time: 9:30am-12:30pm or 1-4pm 

Location: Southborough or Tonbridge

Parental contribution: £12 per session

When: once a month during term-time

Day: Sunday 

Time:  10am-3pm

Location: Tonbridge

Parental contribution: £20 per session

 

This service is supported by grants from Kent County Council.

Lighting up the lives of children and young people with disabilities

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