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Short breaks for disabled children

Our aim is to ensure that families with disabled children have the support they need to live ordinary lives as a matter of course. We have commissioned a variety of organisations to provide short breaks for disabled children and their families.  Disabled children and young…

Our aim is to ensure that families with disabled children have the support they need to live ordinary lives as a matter of course.

We have commissioned a variety of organisations to provide short breaks for disabled children and their families. 

  • Disabled children and young people with an opportunity to spend time away from their parents, relaxing and having fun with their friends.
  • Families with a 'break' from their caring responsibilities; they give families a chance to unwind, rest or spend time with their other children.

We are committed to:

  • ensuring that we listen to all disabled children, act on their views and provide them with choices.
  • ensuring all disabled children and their families are supported to take part in and enjoy local community life, wherever possible using local childcare facilities, leisure and recreational activities.
  • ensuring that parents and carers are supported to become equal partners in making decisions about service developments and priorities.

Please see the commissioned providers calendar (on righthand side of this webpage) as this holds dates for when our commissioned providers are planning to run their 2019 activities.  The calendar is held within the "downloads" section on the righthand side of this webpage.   ** Please note - these dates are for guidance only and may be subject to change. **

For details of who these commissioned providers are and where they offer services, please go to the Short Breaks webpage - www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/shortbreaks.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kay Willis
Contact Position
Disability Services Development Manager
Telephone
01865 894866 or 07920 052 095
E-mail
kay.willis@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Website
Short breaks for disabled children

Where to go

Name
Abbey House
Address
Abbey Close
Abingdon
Oxon
Postcode
OX14 3JD
Notes

 

 

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday to Friday
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Office 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Thursday (4pm Fridays)

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Yes

Additional Information

Providing services to
Disabled children/young people

Notes

We also provide:

The Oxfordshire Short Breaks Statement
Inclusion Support (Short Breaks) Funding and Short Breaks Transport Schemes

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Visual impairment
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment
Related links
Short breaks statement

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.
See: Help on how to choose services safely