Short breaks for disabled children

Every disabled child or young person in Liverpool has the right to inclusive short breaks. We aim to tailor the breaks to meet a child or young person’s assessed needs.

Who can apply?

A child, young person, family or professional can request a short break.

How to apply?

To request a short break call Fusion Short Breaks on 0151 233 3620 or 0151 233 3621 during office hours, or email fusion.project​@liverpool​.gov.uk.

What type of break?

We offer a variety of breaks, and a range of services and support packages which help to facilitate breaks. These include:

  • friendship groups
  • direct payments
  • accredited volunteer training
  • support to access childcare and integrated play and youth services
  • Ofsted registered short break sessions at Croxteth Children's Centre

Where the needs of a child or young person are significant and require intensive or statutory intervention, specialist and targeted services may be offered.

In this case, a full social care assessment will be undertaken to ensure a child or young person’s needs are being met.

Book a caravan holiday for the family

Liverpool Aiming High has two luxury fully-adapted caravans for young people with complex health and physical disabilities to enjoy a family holiday at Presthaven Sands.

To book a caravan, call Fusion Short Breaks on 0151 233 3620 or 0151 233 3621 during office hours, or email fusion.project​@liverpool​.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can book by emailing liverpoolaiminghigh​@hotmail.com.