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Hertfordshire's SEND Local Offer

Stevenage and North Herts short breaks

We've arranged activities for children and young people across the county. These are available through the Short Break Local Offer

The Brokerage team or KIDS HUBs can provide further information.

Phoenix Group for Deaf Children and Young People

The Phoenix Group supports deaf children, young people and their families, through fun and informative activities, which aim to promote independence and develop friendships. As a user-led charity, the Short Breaks activities will vary, depending on what the children and young people would like to do. Previous activities have included:

Ice Skating, Swimming, Relaxation, Farm visit, Horse Riding, Crazy Golf, Danger Den, Dragon Boating CookingClimbing/High Ropes, Bowling, Sports, Overnight Residential Activities, Trampolining, Arts and Crafts, Football …and many more

Age:  8-18 years

Venues: The Phoenix Centre, Stevenage (acoustically treated) 2-6 The Hyde, Stevenage, SG2 9SE and other activity centres across Hertfordshire

Session Duration: 3-5 hours               

When:  School holidays and occasional Saturdays

Contact details 01438 722142 or 07856 776530

Email: activities@phoenixgroup.org.uk

Action for Children @ Herts Young Mariners

This service is for young people with disabilities aged 12 -18 years based at Herts Young Mariners Base in Cheshunt.  The service offers an exciting choice of adventurous activities including archery,canoeing, climbing, caving and paddle boarding. Young People who attend will be supported to try activities they may not have tried before and they will need to be able  to follow simple instructions for their own and others’ safety. They will be part of a larger group of up to approx. 12 young people, so this will be an opportunity to make friends. 

For more information please either contact
Action for Children or for more information about the Young Mariner’s Base please visit the website

Date12th February 2018

The age range the service will work with 12- 18

Venue Young Mariners 231 Windmill Lane Cheshunt EN8 9AJ

 The length of each session to be offered 6 Hours

Contact details 07736 093563

Email HAS@actionforchildren.org.uk

Jubilee House Care Trust Individual Sessions

Individual sessions can now be facilitated depending on area and staff availability, this would be led by the young person and what their interest is or preferred experiences and goals

Phone 01707 334142 or email sam.perry@jubileehouse.com

North Herts and Stevenage Breakaway Holiday Club - Stevenage

Breakaway Holiday Clubs are for children and young people aged 5-19 years with challenging and behavioural disabilities. The clubs will provide an informal setting to support children and young people to undertake enjoyable activities and interact with their peers, whilst providing an opportunity for parents/carers to have a break. The Holiday Clubs will run:
  • 2 days at half terms
  • 3 days at Christmas
  • 5 days at Easter
  • 20 days during the summer

Daily Activities include:
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bouncy castle
  • Basic cooking and healthy food preparation
  • Sports sessions from local provider
  • Music and karaoke sessions
  • Themed days to support learning about different cultures, religions and countries.
  • Water fights and messy play activities
  • Outside activities and visits such as sports days and the parachute, parks or local farms


Older ages will undertake more age-appropriate activities, focusing on developing life skills. This will involve things such as preparing their own lunch, visits to shops to do their own shopping, and using public transport. Alongside the life skills activities, the older young people will also engage in team projects working together to achieve an end result and may be based in the local community. They will be encouraged to take part in age-appropriate leisure activities, such as visits to local coffee shops and going to the cinema.

Times:10am until 3 pm

Where: St Nicholas C of E Primary School
Six Hills Way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire   SG2 0PZ

Contact details 01462 689406

email: katielake@nhcvs.org.uk

North Herts and Stevenage Breakaway Holiday Club -Letchworth Garden City

Breakaway Holiday Clubs are for children and young people aged 5-19 years with challenging and behavioural disabilities. The clubs will provide an informal setting to support children and young people to undertake enjoyable activities and interact with their peers, whilst providing an opportunity for parents/carers to have a break. The Holiday Clubs will run:
  • 2 days at half terms
  • 3 days at Christmas
  • 5 days at Easter
  • 20 days during the summer

Daily Activities include:
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Bouncy castle
  • Basic cooking and healthy food preparation
  • Sports sessions from local provider
  • Music and karaoke sessions
  • Themed days to support learning about different cultures, religions and countries.
  • Water fights and messy play activities
  • Outside activities and visits such as sports days and the parachute, parks or local farms


Older ages will undertake more age-appropriate activities, focusing on developing life skills. This will involve things such as preparing their own lunch, visits to shops to do their own shopping, and using public transport. Alongside the life skills activities, the older young people will also engage in team projects working together to achieve an end result and may be based in the local community. They will be encouraged to take part in age-appropriate leisure activities, such as visits to local coffee shops and going to the cinema.

Times:10am until 3 pm

Where: Woolgrove School
Pryor Way
Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire   SG6 2PT

Contact details 01462 689406

email: katielake@nhcvs.org.uk

Stevenage Breakaway Complex Health Play Scheme Holiday Club

For children and young people aged 5-19 years with complex health needs this Holiday Scheme will run from Greenside School. This club will have a paediatric nurse on site, along with hoist changing facilities.
 
Activities are adapted to meet the needs of the children and young people.  Daily Activities will include:
  • Sensory Art - using mediums like paint, cornflour, jelly, chalk, water
  • Multi-Sensory Art including making art using hands and feet, wheel prints & using aromas in art materials to heighten senses
  • Stimulus food tasting sessions to heighten senses through taste and smell and acknowledge foods from different countries
  • Sensory play such as lighting and water features
  • Physical activities, including catching a ball and the parachute

Where: Greenside School
Shephall Green
Stevenage
SG2 9XS

Contact details 01462 689406

email: katielake@nhcvs.org.uk

Breakaway Saturday Club

The Saturday Breakaway Club is for children aged 5-13 years with challenging and behavioural disabilities. The club will provide activities and opportunities for children to socialise with their peers either individually or as a group.
 

The club will run 1 Saturday a month.

Where:St Nicholas C of E Primary School, Six Hills Way, Stevenage,
SG2 0PZ

Contact details 01462 689406

email: katielake@nhcvs.org.uk

Breakaway Lifestyle and Leisure Club

The Breakaway Lifestyle and Leisure Club is for young people aged 14 -19 years with challenging and behavioural disabilities. This service will focus on developing life skills and independence for the young people, addressing any needs that they may have and may provide an easier transition into adulthood.
Sessions will be practical and will encourage the young people to try new things and get out and about in the local community.

The club will run 1 Saturday a month. 10am – 3pm

Where:
Venue -  St Nicholas C of E Primary School, Six Hills Way, Stevenage,
SG2 0PZ

Contact details 01462 689406

email: katielake@nhcvs.org.uk