Coming soon - online applications for short breaks


No more paper forms and no more losing track of how many hours a child or young person has been allocated or has used.  From April this year all applications for short breaks are moving to online applications.

Soon you will be able to

  • apply and renew online
  • check the total hours allocated, used hours and remaining hours online

And the providers can :

  • book and confirm places online directly with families

Hertfordshire’s Short Breaks Local Offer (SBLO) provides a range of popular activities through holiday and Saturday clubs in Hertfordshire. They offer a supportive environment to enjoy activities such as arts and crafts, trips to a local wildlife centre, theatre and bowling as well as with specific interest groups offering the opportunity to enjoy canoeing, archery and gaming.

All of these activities are designed to support children and young people to make friends, have fun and try new activities while giving the family a break from their caring responsibilities. 

Families pay only £2 per hour for these activities and can choose to access activities during school holiday or weekends or a mixture of the two.

To find out more about SBLO and how to qualify, please visit