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Short Breaks (Respite)

Short Breaks (Respite)

Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with fun, enjoyment and a chance to be with friends while their parents and carers get a break from caring. They come in many different forms, ranging from an overnight stay in a residential centre or a carer’s home to attending a youth club, leisure centre or getting involved in a sports activity.

The Children and Young People Disability Service (CYPDS) is part of Achieving for Children and is the name of the specialist team in Windsor and Maidenhead that works with young people with special educational needs and disabilities aged 0 to 25. The team consists of social workers, family workers, specialist Preparing for Adulthood workers and assessment coordinators. 

We provide a range of short break services for children and young people with disabilities, between the ages 0 and 18 years, who live in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

An adult aged 18 to 25 years who has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), will be open to the Children and Young People Disability Service and will be assessed as to whether they require social care support. If an adult does not have an EHCP, they will be referred to Adult Services. 

The Short Break offer in Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Full information is in our Short Breaks Statement (opens a new window) and information about individual Short Breaks is set out below:

Flying High Playscheme (opens a new window) 
One to One short breaks including Direct Payments (opens a new window)
Childminder Plus (opens a new window)