Short breaks give children with disabilities experiences that help their personal and social development. They also give parents, carers and families a break from caring.
local offer logo We currently have seven providers on the short breaks framework in Lambeth.

Short breaks can be accessed by emailing the short breaks coordinator at Lambethshortbreaksservice@lambeth.gov.uk

There is no need for a social work assessment from the children's with disabilities service (CWD) in order to access short breaks in Lambeth.

To ensure that as many families as possible can access short breaks in Lambeth, requests to access more than one of the providers below may be limited, subject to availability.

Through the information provided and a short discussion with our short breaks coordinator, a decision will be made about if we can offer you a short break, and with which provider or activity.

The minimum requirement for accessing short breaks is for your child to reside in Lambeth and have a disability. You'll be required to provide supporting evidence of the disability.

Short break providers

Updating the short breaks statement

Currently, the short breaks statement in Lambeth and the eligibility criteria for CWD are being developed in conjunction with parents and carers and should be completed by the end of September 2017.

This document is therefore subject to review.

In some circumstances, you may be required to undertake a social work assessment. This will depend on individual family circumstances and will depend on the level of need.

For most families, short breaks support will be available without a social work assessment.

For families who already receive a care package from CWD in Lambeth, which may include one of the short breaks provisions below, additional requests for short breaks will be subject to availability. The aim is to give as many families as possible access to the short breaks offer in Lambeth.

Families can also access additional short breaks outside of our targeted short breaks offer.

All organisations listed provide a range of activities, separate to the short breaks offer. Please contact providers for details of all services they offer.