Please note: Oldham Council are currently reviewing the Short Breaks offer to ensure that we fully meet the needs of children and young people eligible for support.

Short breaks

Short breaks provide disabled children and young people with an opportunity to spend time away from their parents, relaxing with friends and having fun.

They provide families with a break from their caring responsibilities, giving parents a chance to unwind rest or spend time with other children.


Find a short break

More complex needs

If you are finding that universal activities (open access for all) are not able to meet your child’s needs, you can contact the Social Work Team on 0161 770 7777 to find out if your child could have additional support. The Toolkit for Employing Personal Assistants contains helpful advice on all aspects of employing a personal assistant: