Short breaks for disabled young people

Short breaks are a way children and young people can spend quality time away from their parents or carers.

This could be a few hours break, or a week, or even a short holiday.

  • kayaking
  • horse riding
  • cookery sessions
  • music therapy
  • film and theatre screenings
  • trips to the theme parks and other attractions
  • family swims and pool parties

Eligibility for short breaks

Depending on their level of need and eligibility, support can be offered for young people with:

  • learning disabilities
  • physical disabilities
  • autism spectrum
  • challenging behaviour

How to get short break support

You need to be a family living in the borough of Hounslow with a child who has special needs to be eligible. 

To find out more and to register with the service:

Telephone 020 8583 3636


Further information

The full information on the shortbreaks service can be found in the short breaks statement 2017 document.

You can also find activities and drop in sessions at these places:

  • Reflections urban farm for children with disabilities
  • Redlees play for disabled children under five