UET Short Breaks


About UET Short Breaks

UET Short Breaks offers a provision for children and young people (CYP) aged 5-17 with SEND. The Short Breaks provision provides afterschool and weekend respite. Our after-school sessions are from 3:30pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday to Friday. Our weekend sessions are from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday and Sunday. We are also open throughout school holidays from 10:00am-4:00pm, Monday to Friday.

We promote and actively encourage independence and life skills that will help the CYP prepare for their futures. Our Short Breaks Team do this by providing a meaningful and fun experience where the CYP have the opportunity to try new things in a safe, positive and socially inclusive environment.

The CYP that attend have a variety of additional needs including, physical, medical, and behavioural. The Short Breaks team are trained and competent to provide high quality support to enable them to cater to each individual.

At Short Breaks, we encourage engagement in set activities, please see below:

  • Soft Play and outdoor activities including sports
  • Homework assistance
  • Life skills including cooking and baking
  • Art and Design
  • Sensory
  • Singing and Story telling
  • Drama and Dance
  • Social communication & interaction

The CYP receive an Individual Skill Plan (ISP) that captures areas of development that will be supported whilst the CYP attend the provision. The Short Break team, parents/carers and CYP all input to the ISP and have shared outcomes for each individual.