We provide a range of short breaks for families with disabled children, age 0-18, living in the London Borough of Ealing.These breaks can take place both in the home, or out in the community and aim to provide a break for disabled children and families.

How does the service work?

h family is allocated a short breaks practitioner who will provide breaks weekly breaks, during term time, school holidays or both. Our workers will work closely in partnership with parents to focus on the individual needs and wishes of the child. 

The service is regularly reviewed and closely monitored by the service manager. 

Who is the service for?

Parents/carers of a disabled child aged 0-18 who live in the London Borough of Ealing. They can benefit having a well needed break knowing their child is safe and having a fun time.

Children and young people who have a break from their family and professionals, and have someone to help them access local facilities and fun acitivies, both specialist and mainstream.

What are the benefits of the service?

Children and young people grow in confidence and independence through play and activities.

Parents are able to have a set time weekly to relax, or spend quality time with their other children.

When is it on?

Day Time
Monday 07:00 to 23:30
Tuesday 07:00 to 23:30
Wednesday 07:00 to 23:30
Thursday 07:00 to 23:30
Friday 07:00 to 23:30
Saturday 07:00 to 23:30
Sunday 07:00 to 23:30

How to access this service
All referrals need to come through ESCAN (Ealing Service for Children with Additional Needs) at www.ealing.gov.uk  or (020) 8825 8700.

Self-referrals can be made through our website, www.directshortbreaks.org.uk. 

Short breaks can be funded through direct payments or privately. 


Contact Ruby Johnson on 020 7359 3635 (during office hours only)