Social Care Referrals and Family Support

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

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, delivery of community short breaks groups and activities has been reviewed in line with government guidance. Some provision will remain closed and some activity sessions open. Due to social distancing there is a restricted number of places at each activity session and the provider may be offering an alternative activity. Therefore we would advise that you check availability and any changes to the provision directly with the service provider. 

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)

Support for siblings

Sibs is a charity which offers information, support and advice for people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. They also have information and advice for parent carers.

Website: Sibs (opens in new window)

They have a dedicated website called Young Sibs which offers information, support and advice for children and young people who have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition and their families.

Website: Young Sibs (opens in new window)