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Short break update 

We are working to improve our Short Breaks Service by introducing a new online booking system which will be coming soon. This will enable our children and young people to access a greater range of leisure activities.

Short Breaks service update

Our short breaks service are in the process of commissioning a new online provider to replace the short break voucher offer. Due to the commissioning arrangements this is set to launch in the summer ready for the summer break. We recognise that this is taking longer than originally thought however our priority is having a service that meets all needs. This new offer will provide our children and young people a wider range of activities.  We will email all our families of children and young people with an EHCP once they are able to register for this scheme.

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Short Breaks Easter 2024

We hope that our children, young people and families enjoyed the short breaks Easter offer. We wanted to share that 840 sessions were available during Easter 2024 and were delivered by 9 providers across 9 locations.

An amazing 722 short break sessions were booked during the Easter school holidays. Approximately 300 individual children and young people aged 0-25 years attended the activities on offer between 1 to 14 April 2024. Thomley Hall and Gulliver’s Theme Park day visits and stayovers achieved 85% to 100% attendance.

Following the success of the Short Breaks Easter Offer, we are excited to share that we will be providing FREE activities over the summer holidays for our children and young people with EHCP’s.

This offer is available to all eligible families to access over the summer holidays. Further information will be shared on our Milton Keynes SEND Local Offer!!

Sensory bags 

We still have some sensory bags available from our Easter short breaks offer. Families with children or young people with an EHCP are invited to collect a sensory bag from the designated Family Centres. Please note each bag contains a variety of items, please check the items are suitable for your child or young person. There are a limited number of bags and they will be allocated on a first come first serve basis. 



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Short breaks

Short breaks statement 

The short breaks statement contains information about short breaks. It tells you: what types of short break services are available in Milton Keynes

Short breaks 

Short breaks enable children and young people to try something different and make new friends while having time away from their primary carers. They are also an opportunity for carers to take some time out.

A Short Break could be a:

  • school-based scheme
  • sporting or leisure activity
  • night out
  • stay overnight (following involvement from the children with disabilities team)
  • whole family outing where siblings can enjoy activities together

Vouchers are only given to children and families with a finalised EHCP produced by Milton Keynes Council - if you are currently going through the process of getting a plan put in place you can only apply for vouchers after you receive the final version.

If you do not live in the MK area please contact your own local authority to find out what provision they have for short breaks.

We are continuously looking to increase the number and range of providers of activities to join the scheme and regularly update the brochure and many of you have been encouraging the venues you visit to join the scheme - this is appreciated and helps us to extend the variety of venues that families can choose from. Please keep checking the brochure - we will highlight any new providers.

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Download the latest brochure to find out where you can redeem Short Break vouchers.

If you're a provider looking to join our short break voucher scheme, please email us.


SEND Team contact information

Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ


SENDIAS contact information

Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes MK9 3EJ

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