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Short break groups and activities

There are lots of groups and activities open to any child or young person who has a special educational need and/or disability. Families can access these groups and activities themselves and will need to pay a contribution to attend most groups.

Some groups are run by specially trained staff which means that parent carers do not have to stay with their children. You or a carer might have to stay with your child at other groups, depending on the group or the needs of your child.

Groups and activities during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Community short breaks groups and activities provision is currently suspended due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are working hard to review the options and follow government guidance on reopening these community based services, including summer playschemes. The safety of children, young people, families and staff is our number one priority and careful consideration is being given to all options.

Guidance from Government on actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak was updated at the end of June to allow school settings to plan the school wrap around care and holiday clubs that operate in school settings.

Website: Actions for early years and childcare providers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

On the 1July Government published guidance for parents and carers which covers changes to after-school clubs, holiday clubs, tuition, community activities and other out-of-school settings for children and young people over the age of 5 during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The guidance is not specific to SEND children, but answers questions such as: ‘What activities and out-of-school clubs can my child attend?’ and ‘The holiday club that my child attends have contacted me to say that they are reopening'. 'What protective measures should I expect them to have in place?’

Website: Guidance for parents and carers of children attending out-of-school settings during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from GOV.UK (opens in a new window)

If you are concerned about support for your family at this time, please contact your social worker or a member of the Children with Disabilities Team on 01905 844343.

Alternatively, you can contact Here2Help where you can request help and find useful resources via and 01905 768053 (Monday to Sunday between 8.00am and 8.00pm).

Search for groups and activities for young people with SEND

Use the links below and on the right to search for short break groups and activities in your area. Contact the group directly to find out more about how to book a space.

We have made every attempt to ensure all information held here is accurate, but would recommend you contact the groups to check the information is correct before travelling. Worcestershire County Council cannot accept any responsibility for third party services. 

Groups and activities in Bromsgrove

Groups and activities in Malvern Hills (Malvern, Upton-upon-Severn and Tenbury Wells)

Groups and activities in Redditch

Groups and activities in Worcester City

Groups and activities in Wychavon (Droitwich, Evesham and Pershore)

Groups and activities in Wyre Forest (Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport)