Please find below a list of Organisations that provide services for children with Special (additional) Needs and their families. Some of the organisations are Local and some are National that you can contact for advise and  they may also provide services locally.

New Short Breaks Brochure Out Now – Short Breaks are for all children and young people with a confirmed disability diagnosis, aged 0-18 (or 19-25 and in receipt of a personal budget). The child or young person and their family must be living within the boundaries of Essex County Council. Short Breaks give family members a chance to have a break from their caring responsibilities or for the whole family to take a break from the routine and enjoy something together.

Short Breaks include:

  • Clubs and activities
  • One to one signing support
  • Individual support
  • Adapted and unadapted caravans
  • Beach huts
  • Days out
  • All terrain wheelchairs
  • Swimming pool and trampoline hoist
  • Inclusive park equipment

You can find out more about the range of Short Breaks in our new brochure which is out now.  Opening dates for bookings will be posted on the Short Breaks Facebook account or emailed to the mailing list. To join the mailing list and receive all the latest information please email

Local Organisations

National Organisations



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