KIDS Short Breaks for disabled children provide in-need families with a vital break from their caring responsibilities, while allowing the child or young person to access new opportunities, have a happy childhood and give them the best possible chance of achieving their aspirations.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 4 December 2015 to 5:00 PM, 14 December 2015


Registered Charity in England and Wales (275936)

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  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
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  • Sports/RecreationSports/Recreation




Disabled children and their families suffer from social exclusion often as a result of a combination of linked problems, including poverty, segregation and discrimination. 8/10 disabled children suffer from bullying and 83% are unable to access any suitable leisure or recreational activities whatsoever due to social, physical and financial constraints. Additionally, 7/10 parents state their family has reached or come close to breaking point due to a lack of short breaks services.


KIDS Short Breaks give disabled children and young people opportunities to do things they may never otherwise experience, such as attend weekly swimming lessons or art and craft workshops, with the support of their own Short Breaks Practitioner. Short Breaks improve their well-being, whilst also increasing their skills, confidence, independence and future opportunities. They also allow parents to have frequent breaks from caring, easing their stress and preventing them from reaching exhaustion