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Rochdale Short Breaks

A short break gives a child or young person with a disability the opportunity to spend time away from their family, taking part in leisure activities or simply relaxing.

Families in turn get a break from their caring responsibilities.

What is a short break?

Short breaks can be during the day or evening or overnight, at weekends or mid-week and most take place in community settings whilst a small number are in a residential setting or the family home of an approved carer.

They can be as brief as a couple of hours or as long as a few days or even a week, depending on the needs and preferences of the child and their family. Some examples are: befriending schemes, play schemes, youth clubs, aromatherapy sessions, swimming lessons, overnight stays and circus skills - sporting activities.

In Rochdale we work closely with parents, carers, disabled young people and professionals to put together and review our Rochdale Short Break statement and our programme of activities.

We offer a range of short breaks in the evenings, at weekends and during school holidays, including daytime care in or outside the child’s home and educational and leisure activities, some of which can be found in our list of Rochdale Short Breaks Matrix under 'Downloads'.

Who can access a short break?

Children and young people with disabilities (aged 0-18) are eligible for a short break if they have a physical and/or learning disability and/or an associated life-limiting condition which has a substantial and long term effect on their ability to access facilities and activities.

Who to contact

01706 925900

Where to go

Venue address
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
OL16 1XU

Local Offer

Local Offer Ages
0-4 (Birth to Pre-School)
4-10 (Primary School)
11-16 (Secondary School)
16-18 (Transitions into Adulthood)
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