Community short breaks scheme extended

Published Thursday, 19 December 2019

Young people and their families received some early Christmas cheer with the announcement the extension of the community short breaks scheme.

Cllr Pat Seamen at Broadpark's Christmas party

The scheme offers community short breaks   which provides group -based activities for children and young people who have disabilities. The activities provide opportunities to relax, have fun, make new friends and develop independence skills.

The service currently operates out of Broadpark House which provides overnight stays as part of the range of short breaks offered by Coventry City Council.

At Broadpark’s Christmas party Cllr Pat Seaman, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, announced that the  community short beak scheme would be extended to offer more sessions operating out of more locations across Coventry from the end of February 2020.

The announcement follows engagement with parents, carers and young people.

Cllr Seaman said: “The community short breaks scheme is so valuable and I’m delighted we have been able to extend it.

“It provides so much fun, friendship and stimulation to the young people as well as vital respite for parents and carers who can relax in the knowledge their child is being well-looked after.”

We want parents, carers and young people to be involved in shaping the new service by working with us to choose the activities that will take place. You are invited to come along to one of the following engagement sessions:

Date: 23 January 2020
Time: 9.30am to 11.00am
Venue: Broad Park House, Logan Road, Coventry, CV2 1AG

Date: 27 January 2020
Time: 12.30pm to 2.00pm
Venue: Woodside Family Hub, Upper Ride, Coventry, CV3 3GL
To book on, please  send a short email  to [email protected]

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