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

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

Crossroads Care – Light Touch Respite

Light Touch Respite provides up to 4 hours per month respite to families who have a child with a disability … Read more

Who the service provides for

Families who have a child with a disability who is not in receipt of a personal budget.

Phone number: 01255 860960
Operational locations: Colchester, Tendring

Essex Palliative Integrated 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.

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 work with local communities’ right across the UK to provide vital respite breaks for individuals, families and … Read more

Who the service provides for

Young people aged from 3 – 17

Phone number: 01582 755999
Operational locations: National

InterAct

InterAct is a charity which offers Short Break clubs and activities for both groups and individuals.  Young people have the … Read more

Who the service provides for

Young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities, aged 10 and over.

Phone number: 01245 608206
Operational locations: Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester

Kingswood Care Services

We provide residential care services for adults with learning disabilities, complex needs, autism and additional difficulties. We are also able … Read more

Who the service provides for

Learning disability, complex need, working age adults. (16-18) year olds will also be suitable depending on the type of service requested. Criteria is dependant on our registration, and skills of staff.

Phone number: 01268 582167
Operational locations: Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford