Short Breaks Respite
About Short Breaks
Short Breaks offers a provision for children aged 5-18 with SEND. The Short Breaks provision provides after school and weekend respite. Our after school sessions are from 3:30pm to 6:00pm, Monday to Thursday. Our weekend sessions are from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday. We are also open throughout the school holidays from 10:00am-4:00pm Monday to Thursday.
We promote and actively encourage independence and life skills that will help the children and young people prepare for their futures. Our Short Breaks Team do this by providing a meaningful and fun experience where the child and young people have the opportunity to try new things in a safe, positive and socially inclusive environment.
The children and young people that attend have a variety of additional needs including, physical, medical, and behavioural. The Short Breaks team are trained and competent to provide high quality support to enable all our children and young people to cater to each individual.
At Short Breaks, we encourage engagement in set activities, please see below:
- Soft Play and outdoor activities including sports
- Homework assistance
- Life skills including cooking and baking
- Art and Design
- Singing and Story telling
- Drama and Dance
- Social communication & interaction
The children and young people receive an Individual Skill Plan (ISP) that captures areas of development that will be supported whilst they attend the provision. The Short Break team, parents / carers and children and young people all have input into the ISP and have shared outcomes for each individual.
At the Shaw Farm Centre building, a schedule of refurbishment works on both the grounds and building has been carried out. Work to update the front entrance of the site including laying Astroturf to the front garden has been completed and we were very grateful to the 11 volunteers from St. James’s Place Wealth Management who helped to clear the area and plant containers.
- Disabled Children's Team
- Aiming High (Self-Referral form - https://www.swindon.gov.uk/xfp/form/720
- Utilise Direct Payment funds
If you require more information about how to access our Short Break Offer for your child or young person, or to discuss a placement, please contact:
Shaw Farm Centre Manager: Tracey Kaye
Tel. No. 07407 828779
Upper Shaw Ridge Farm
Please follow the link to view the Short Breaks Ofsted Page