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Short Breaks Scheme 2018/19 Applications Now Open

One of the ways that Wiltshire Council provides short breaks to children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disability is through the Short Breaks Scheme.

Designed in consultation with parents and carers, the scheme aims to meet the individual needs and interests of children and young people who require additional support to either access or engage in leisure activities or ‘short breaks’.

As per last year, applications for the scheme need to be made via the Wiltshire Council [online form].

On submitting your application you should get a submission page on screen confirming your application. Text on the submission screen will include the following message: “Late applications will not be accepted so you are advised to keep a copy of this page (print or save a copy) as a record of your application should you need to evidence that you applied before the deadline.”

If you experience difficulties, do not have access to the internet or you need some help to make an application, please contact WPCC on 01225 764647 and they will be happy to help you. Please leave a message with your name and telephone number on the answering machine, if you cannot get through.

Family Holiday Association Applications for 2018 Short Breaks

Family Association short breaks are  mainly at seaside holiday parks, staying in a self-catering caravan. They also work with a wide range of other holiday parks, hotels and hostels who donate availability to them. They provide families with their holiday accommodation free of charge, and can sometimes make a contribution towards expenses for travel / food etc. The majority of breaks take place between Easter and the end of October.

Their criteria are that families have at least one child under 18, have not been on holiday in the last four years, and are on a low income (household income of under £24,000 per year).

Group Trip Funding

They can also provide funding for organisations to run trips for families, such as a day out at the seaside or a few days at an outdoor centre with the first deadline 31st January 2018.

They are especially keen to receive applications from organisations who take an unusual or innovative approach to supporting families through trips and breaks.

Day Trips

Day trips will be available later in the year.

Please Note: Applications can only be made by professionals. For professionals to get started click here

Visit their website for more information.