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Other ways to get a Short Break

Children and young people assessed as eligible for targeted short breaks can also use other services of their choosing by taking short breaks allocation as a cash payment.

This option may also be useful for children who go to school in other boroughs and have different school holidays.

Families can request an activity not listed on the Short Breaks clubs, schemes and activities and may be able to get a cash payment to help pay for the cost of this activity.  For more information see the Short Breaks Statement or contact the Short Breaks Service.

Short breaks can also be arranged through direct payments and personal budgets.