Manchester City Council provides a range of Short Break services for disabled children and young people with Special Educational Needs, rare disorders and chronic medical conditions age 0 - 17 years inclusive.You can also view our range of Short Break Approved Providers, which you can contact directly.
What is a short break?
A short break can range from an activity which lasts an hour or two through to a few days away from home, and includes day, evening, overnight, weekend and holiday activities. These activities provide a positive experience for the child as well as giving parents and carers a break from their caring duties.
Is there an eligibility criteria?
How do I apply?
New referrals for short Breaks
If your child has never been in receipt of a Short Break, you can self-refer by calling our Contact Centre on 0161 234 5001.
Exsisting short Breaks
If a child is already in receipt of a non-specialist short break, you can attend a Short Break Review Morning for a review. Here are the 2018 dates or you can attend a MPCF and SEND Coffee morning. The next date is Thursday Januray 18th between 10am - 12pm at Mellands Specilaist High School, 50 Wembley Road. Manchester M18 7DT.
If your child has a specialist package, the social worker should arrange the review.
If you need further information about any of the above, contact the Specialist Resource Team on 0161 219 2125.