This section provides information about Short Breaks and Respite along with a list of organisations that can help you arrange short break.

Ark Family Resource Centre – Clubs

The Ark Family Resource Centre is based in Harwich, and provides pre-school play and learning, as well as a range … Read more

Who the service provides for

  • Holiday and Saturday club: 5 to 16 years old with SEND.
  • After school club: 5 to 11 years old with and without SEND.
Phone number: 01255 502063
Operational locations: Tendring

Autism Anglia Outreach Service

The Outreach programme is one of the adult services provided by Autism Anglia.  It offers respite for families or carers … Read more

Who the service provides for

18 years and above with autism.

Phone number: 01206 577678
Operational locations: Essex

Basildon Activity Club

Basildon Activity Club is a weekly club for disabled children and young people.  The club can help to build independence, … Read more

Who the service provides for

12 to 15 year olds with SEND.

Phone number: Lydia 07970 081178, Akile 07423 527385
Operational locations: Basildon

Brighter Opportunities for Special People (BOSP)

Brighter Opportunities for Special People (BOSP) offer short break care for the children and young people with learning and physical … Read more

Who the service provides for

4 years old and above with a disability.

Email address: enquiries@bosp.co.uk
Phone number: 01268 553117
Operational locations: Essex

Essex Palliative Care Children’s Respite Service (EPIC)

EPIC Children’s Respite provides short break care within the home to children and young people with life limiting or life … Read more

Who the service provides for

0 to 19 years old with a life threatening condition.

Email address: epic.respite@nhs.net
Phone number: 03330 132 599
Operational locations: Basildon, Brentwood, Thurrock

Essex Short Breaks

Short Breaks are for children and young people who: are aged between 0 and 18, or 19 to 25 and have … Read more

Who the service provides for

Short Breaks are for children and young people who:

  • are aged between 0 and 18, or 19 to 25 and have a personal budget
  • have a diagnosis of special educational needs and/or a disability
  • live in Essex (excluding Southend and Thurrock)
Operational locations: Essex

Hamelin Trust

The Hamelin Trust is a charity which supports children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities, and their … Read more

Who the service provides for

0 to 65 year olds with disabilities.

Phone number: 01277 653889
Operational locations: Essex

Happy Days Charity

Happy Days Charity provide funding for respite breaks for individuals, families and groups who support children with additional needs. They … Read more

Who the service provides for

3 to 17 with SEND.

Phone number: 01462 530710
Operational locations: National

InterAct

InterAct is a charity which offers clubs and activities to people aged 10 to 25 with learning disabilities and additional … Read more

Who the service provides for

10 to 25 year olds with learning disabilities and additional needs.

Email address: mail@interact.org.uk
Phone number: 01245 608201
Operational locations: Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Tendring

Mistley Kids Club

Mistley Kids Club is an inclusive child care provider. The club has lots of experience in caring for children with … Read more

Who the service provides for

4 to 16 year olds, or up to 19 with SEND.

 

Phone number: 07809 176252
Operational locations: Colchester, Tendring