Short Breaks can relieve the strain on families and reduce stress on parents, whilst giving a child or young person an opportunity to explore new interests and develop independence. These short activity-based trips are designed in consultation with families and enable the child or young person to enjoy new experiences, meet new people as well as make friends.

KIDS workers take the child or young person out into a community setting, such as to the cinema, bowling or to the local swimming pool. This enables them to have a positive experience whilst giving their families a break from their caring responsibilities. Alternatively, a KIDS worker can care for the child or young person in their own home while the rest of the family go out, or accompany a family on an outing supporting all members of the family to have an enjoyable shared experience.

Short breaks taking place in the home and involving personal care are regulated by the CQC. Please click here to see our CQC ratings.

Short breaks that are group based are often regulated by Ofsted. Please see individual service pages for the Ofsted Grade if applicable.

The majority of our Short Breaks are delivered through our Direct Short Break Service using the online portal for Short Breaks.

It doesn’t matter if you are using direct payments, a personal budget, or hours assigned to you by the local authority, our Direct Short Break Service makes it easy for you to find a worker in your area and to book a break.

Click here to visit the portal and register to book your first Short Break.

For Short Breaks in Camden, Hackney or Waltham Forest please call us on 0207 359 3635 or click on the links below.

  1. Bracknell Short Breaks
  2. Camden Short Breaks

  3. Hackney Short Breaks

  4. Hampshire Short Breaks

  5. Haringey Short Breaks 
  6. Harrow Short Breaks

  7. Hounslow Short Breaks

  8. Dudley Short Breaks

  9. Portsmouth Short Breaks

  10. Sandwell Short Breaks

  11. South Gloucestershire Short Breaks

  12. Walsall Short Breaks

  13. Waltham Forest Short Breaks

KIDS have been part of a Short Breaks partnership group working together with the Council for Disabled Children, Action for Children and Contact a Family for the last year.

To learn more about Short Breaks and ideas for what you can do while on your Short Break, check out a short film here or below or Georgia's, Mike's and Chelsea's Short Break stories.