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Inclusion Support (Short Breaks) Scheme

This scheme aims to promote inclusion and remove the barriers to play, childcare and leisure for disabled children and young people. It is available for children from birth to 17 years of age with impairments or emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties who would otherwise be prevented…

This scheme aims to promote inclusion and remove the barriers to play, childcare and leisure for disabled children and young people. It is available for children from birth to 17 years of age with impairments or emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties who would otherwise be prevented from taking part. There are two funds - one for 5-17 yr olds and another for Under 5's. To apply for the Early Years Inclusion Support Scheme (under 5 years), please contact your Health Visitor or EYSENIT (Early Years SEN Inclusion Teacher).

Funding can only be accessed by families on low income/benefits with disabled children. The priority for this scheme is to support access to out-of-school activities and/or holiday activities.

Please note:- applications for the 5-17 year olds funding can only be made by Out of School Liaison Officers (OSLOs) in special schools, Children's Disability Social Workers or the Disability Information Officer based at the Oxfordshire Family Information Service.  Applications for the Early Years (under 5's) funding can only be made by a Health Visitor, EYSENIT team for your area or the Disability Information Officer (as above).

Who to contact

Contact Name
Pauline MacKinnon
Contact Position
Oxon FIS Disability Information Officer
Telephone
01865 32 33 32
07554 330244
E-mail
fis.enquiries@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Notes

If a child/young person attends a special school, you must contact the OSLO (Out of School Liaison Officer) at that school.  If there is no OSLO at the special school your child/young person attends and you have a social worker, you must go through your social worker to apply.

To apply for the Early Years Inclusion Support Scheme (under 5 years), please contact your Health Visitor or EYSENIT (Early Years SEN Inclusion Teacher).

Where to go

Address
County Hall
New Road
Oxford
Oxfordshire
Postcode
OX1 1ND

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
From 0 years to 17 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)
4 - 11 years (primary school age)
11 - 16 years (secondary school age)
16 + years
Children
Young people
Disabled children/young people
Adults
Carers

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Last checked on 18/10/2019

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

This information has been collected from third party providers and Oxfordshire County Council cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of the information nor does inclusion represent a recommendation or an endorsement. Parents, carers, young people and professionals are recommended to check that organisations and services are appropriate and safe before they attend.
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