Short Breaks Community Clubs and Activities

Published: 27/06/2022

Deadline: 03/09/2022

Deadline: 25 days

Status: Open

Location of contract: North East,North West,Yorkshire and The Humber,East Midlands,West Midlands,East of England,London,South East,South West

Value of contract: £1,322,000

The buyer: Essex County Council


Essex County Council (ECC), is seeking to secure a range of good quality provision for the Short Breaks Community Clubs and Activities component of its Short Breaks Service.

Short Breaks Community Clubs and Activities (SBCCA) offer parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND) a break from their additional caring responsibilities, while ensuring children and young people have the opportunities develop, learn, socialise and interact with their peers.

ECC aims to commission services that provide children and young people with SEND enjoyable and meaningful experiences that help them with their personal, social and educational development. SBCCA will give parents and carers a valuable break, enabling them to rest, pursue other interests or spend time with other family members.

We recognise that each family's needs are different and for this reason will seek to commission a good range of informal educational activities suitable to meet the varied needs of children and young people from their early years to their 19th birthdays.

ECC has undertaken extensive engagement with families and have co-produced a delivery model that responds to the improvements families identified and the needs of their children as outlined in the Short Breaks Commissioning Strategy

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