Short Breaks (Aiming High)
Aiming High in Staffordshire commissions short break activities for disabled children, young people and their families.
Short breaks provide fun activities outside of the school day where disabled children and young people can try new things and develop confidence independently from their families or as part of a family experience.
Short breaks also enable parents and carers to have a break from caring, which may allow them to have a rest, catch up on day to day activities, spend time with other family members or take up other interests.
For more information you may like to watch some short YouTube clips of Aiming High activities.
An information sheet explaining more about Aiming High activities as well as a poster are also available below:
Aiming High Information Sheet (68 KB)
Aiming High Poster (291 KB)
Having Your Say on Staffordshire's Short Break Activities - Aiming High
If you are a parent or carer of a child/young person with SEND Staffordshire County Council wants to hear from you…!
As part of Staffordshire’s recent ‘Shaping the future of SEND Specialist Support and Assessment’ Programme we started to talk to parents and carers of children and young people with SEND about our Short Breaks offer.
You told us as part of the SEND Programme we need to continue to deliver Community Based Short Breaks for children and young people with SEND, currently delivered via our Aiming High Programme. Staffordshire’s current contracts for the provision of Aiming High Activities will expire on 31st March 2016.
In order to shape our future Community Based Short Breaks offer, in partnership with parents and carers of children and young people of SEND, we would be grateful if you could take a few moments to follow this link to complete our online survey.
The survey will be open until 11 September 2015.
If you have any questions or queries, or wish to share your views directly, please don’t hesitate to contact either Amy or Emma at Aiming High on 01785 278072 or email: email@example.com
Some further information on the ‘Shaping the future of SEND Specialist Support and Assessment’ Programme is available below.
Activities for Staffordshire Update (245 KB)
We are always keen to hear your thoughts on the Aiming High activities we offer in Staffordshire.
Let us know if you have enjoyed a particular activity or alternatively if there is any way we can improve then please get in touch with your ideas.
Please send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Other activities you may like to try
Lots more activities are taking place across Staffordshire in addition to Aiming High short break activities.
To find out about other activities please visit the websites below:
The Staffordshire Marketplace
The Staffordshire Marketplace is the new directory of wellbeing and support services, activities and events for all ages across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
All schools, colleges, training providers, health services and many activities that are part of the Local Offer for children and young people and their families with special educational needs and disabilities are now on the Staffordshire Marketplace and whilst the site is still under construction and new services are being added all the time it is now live and is a working directory with lots of useful service details and links to information and advice.
Well Active is a website which shows you, carers and family, activities which are available in and around the district of Cannock Chase.
Using film, photographs and animations, it visually explains what you can do and where and inspires everyone to live an active and healthier lifestyle.
Hednesford Valley High 6th form and adults with varying needs and abilities, worked alongside Community Wellbeing Arts Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust and local creative practitioners to develop this local resource.
The whole initiative was funded and inspired by Staffordshire County Council, to make opportunities more accessible and will hopefully be extended in the near future.
Take a look at the site by clicking on the link below!