FUN Holiday Respite Club
FUN Holiday Respite Club has been created for our members to access during school holidays. Families have consistently expressed the need for more short break services (respite) during school holidays.
FUN Holiday Respite Club is a short breaks service designed for young people with disabilities and/or additional needs aged from 9 to 17 years.
The FUN Holiday Respite Club runs for one session each week during every school holiday and will be based at our Activity Centre in Luton. It will provide opportunities for the young people to spend time with their peers whilst being supported by FUN staff; allowing their families to take a break from their usual caring responsibilities.
Before attending, each young person will be assessed to determine what the appropriate level of support is for them at the club.
The young people will remain onsite at our Activity Centre during the sessions and will have access to all of the equipment and resources that our Centre offers. They will also participate in other activities onsite that aim to promote their independence, social skills and self-confidence.
Each session will run from 10am to 4pm. This is a full respite service, so parents and carers are not required to remain with their young people.
Full terms and conditions for Holiday Respite services can be found here
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From September 2018, Sessions will cost £35.00 for all Luton families.
For families living outside of Luton each session will cost £90 – please see below, or contact the office for more information.
Sessions must be pre-booked and paid for in advance.
Please be aware that new dates for Holiday Respite Club will be available to book from 10am on the 25th of each month (or the nearest working day after this date).
If you do need to book your place directly with the team at FUN HQ then please note that Emails and telephone calls will only be accepted after 10am on 25th of each month. This is to ensure that we have a fair booking policy for all our families.
Assistance with payments:
If you would like to access this service and you are not a resident of Luton Borough, we would urge you to speak with your social worker to see if your local authority can assist with the cost of your young person attending the club.
Central Bedfordshire Families:
If your child does not have a social worker, or has not had an assessment for short break services, you will need to contact the Children with Disabilities Team on 0300 300 8314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, to request an assessment. If your child meets the Council’s eligibility criteria, you can then discuss funding for the FUN Holiday Respite Club with your social worker.
Please note – there will be no Holiday Respite Caring during the Christmas holidays (December 2018/January 2019) or February half term holidays 2019.
2019 Dates for Respite Care will be announced in early 2019