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Short Breaks Services Update: 11

Specialist Holiday Play Schemes for Children and Young People with Disabilities

Bedford Borough Council provides a range of Short Break Services that present opportunities for children and young people with disabilities to experience new activities, and that provides parents and carers with valuable breaks from their caring roles.

As part of the range of Short Breaks Services available in Bedford Borough we have provided financial support to local charities for the provision of holiday play schemes for children and young people with disabilities.

For more information on holiday play schemes and childcare provision, please contact the Family Information Service on: 0800 023 2057 or visit: Family Information Service

 

Autism Bedfordshire

What: Holiday play schemes and supported trips for children and young people aged 3-17 with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC), including specialist support for autism, learning disabilities, and Asperger’s syndrome.

Where: St. Johns Special School, Austin Cannons, Kempston and Kempston Youth Centre, Hillgrounds Road, Kempston

When: From 10:00am to 3:00pm during 29th July - 9th August for holiday play schemes; 13th, 15th, 27th and 29th August for supported trips.

Details: Membership required (£20.00 per year) £16.00 per day for holiday play scheme; £9.50 - £12.00 per day for supported trips. Call 01234 350704 for further information or visit: www.autismbedfordshire.net

 

Bedford and District Cerebral Palsy Society

What: Holiday play schemes and residential activity groups for children and young people aged 8-19 with Cerebral Palsy, including specialist support for physical and learning disabilities.

Where: Ridgeway School, Hill Rise, Kempston

When: From 9:15am to 5:00pm during 31st July - 20th August for holiday play schemes; residential activity groups dates to be confirmed

Details: £20.00 - £28.00 per day for holiday play scheme; Call 01234 351759 for pricing for the residential activity groups and further information or visit: www.bdcps.org.uk

 

Bedford Mencap

What: Holiday play schemes for children and young people aged 4-18 with learning disabilities who have a statement of special educational needs (SEN), including specialist support for learning disabilities.

Where: Springfield Lower School, Orchard Street, Kempston

When: From 9:30am to 3:30pm during 25th – 14th August for holiday play schemes.

Details: £20.00 per day for holiday play scheme; £2.00 per day for transport.  Call 01525 716588 or 01234 781254 for further information or visit: www.bedfordmencap.org.uk

 

Downloads

Our Short Breaks Services news and updates document is available to download here:

Short Breaks Services Update: 11 (Pdf)

Specialist Holiday Play Schemes for Children and Young People with Disabilities (Pdf)

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