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Short breaks for disabled children

​​​​Short breaks give a disabled child or young person the opportunity to spend time away from their family, taking part in leisure activities or simply relaxing. This also gives families a break from their caring responsibilities.

Short breaks can include:

  • Befriending schemes.
  • ​Play schemes and youth clubs.
  • Aromatherapy sessions.
  • Circus skills sessions.
  • Swimming.
  • Short 'holidays'.
  • Day trips.​​
  • Sporting activities.

S​​hort break activities and services 2016-2017 (412kb pdf)

Short Breaks Statement

We have a duty to provide breaks from caring for families of disabled children. As part of this we must also publish a Short Breaks Statement so that families know:

  • The range of short breaks available.
  • How these services can be accessed.
  • How the services will meet the needs of families with disabled children.
  • The eligibility criteria.

We listen to the views of disabled young people and work closely with parents and carers to ensure our services meet their needs.

Read our Short Breaks Statement

Related pages

  • Our Rochdale - Find services for children, young people and families in Rochdale borough


01706 925900

Phone: Monday-Friday 8.30am-4.45pm.

Children with Disabilities Team
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU