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

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

Children aged 4 to 16 years. If your child or young person has special or additional needs, the age is 4 to 19 years.

There is a charge for the service:

  • After school – £8.00
  • School holidays – £19.00
Phone number: 07809 176252
Operational locations: Colchester, Tendring

Premier Childrens Service

Respite care for parents/prime carers of children with disabilities Support for families in crisis Short breaks for children/young people to … Read more

Who the service provides for

All children and young people throughout the County of Essex and their families.

Ages 0 – 25+

Email address:
Phone number: 01702 389555
Operational locations: Essex


Revitalise is a national charity providing respite care in a holiday setting for disabled people and carers for over 50 … Read more

Who the service provides for

Provides breaks for disabled adults over 18 years

Phone number: 0303 303 0145

Seaside Care Homes

Seaside Care Homes offer residential care to young people with complex health needs, including those who are technology and/or wheelchair … Read more

Who the service provides for

0 to 24 year olds with complex care needs.

Phone number: 01255 426463
Operational locations: Essex


We provide short breaks and activities at our out of school clubs. We have a completely inclusive and accessible centre … Read more

Who the service provides for

We are Ofsted registered and are able to provide places for children and young people aged between 3 and 19 years. We are able to meet all needs

Phone number: 01268 521691
Operational locations: Basildon

SNAP’s Short Breaks

Term Time Drama Club (2 sessions) – after school for 8-12 and 12+ age group boys. Activities include role plays … Read more

Southview School After School & Holiday Club

Southview School is unique in Essex as being the only school catering for children with physical and neurological impairments and … Read more

Who the service provides for

After School Club runs during the school term every Monday for children aged 13-19 and every Wednesday for children aged 5-12.

The Holiday Club will be accessible for children aged 3-19.

Any learner currently not attending Southview School wishing to join, will need to be assessed and an application form completed. This is to ensure the school environment safely meets your child’s needs.

Learners with physical, neurological impairments will be given priority when allocating places.

Phone number: 01376 503505

Stepping Stones Play and Learn – Holiday Club

Stepping Stones Play and Learn run a holiday club for 2 to 11 year olds. The club is suitable for … Read more

Who the service provides for

2 to 11 years old (who need high levels of support to access activities)

Phone number: 01206 860467
Operational locations: Colchester, Tendring

Talk About Special Kids (TASK)

Fun and learning days on Saturdays and in holiday times for children with additional needs. We also run an after … Read more

Who the service provides for

Ages 5-16 and primary school age for the after school club

Phone number: 01255 502063

Woodside – Day Centre for Young Adults with Disabilities

Access Anyone at Woodside is a modern, friendly, relaxed and stimulating environment for young people to spend their days. The … Read more

Who the service provides for

Young adults with disabilities. Low, Medium, and High Dependency.

Email address:
Phone number: 01702 527273