Support for young people aged 11-18, who have medium to high needs and are socially isolated or not attending education.

What is the Short Break Service?

This is a service available in the Arun, Adur, Worthing, Chichester and Horsham areas.

The service aims to help young people with care needs to:

  • Take part in new or existing hobbies
  • Reduce feelings of isolation
  • Make friends and join new groups
  • Have someone to talk to when it's needed
  • Increase their participation in education

Funding and availability

This is a bespoke service priced at £4 per hour.

The service is available seven days a week – including day times, evenings and weekends.

How to access the service

Please contact us for more details of our Short Breaks Service, using the email or telephone number at the end of this page.

You can also visit the West Sussex Local Offer website to find details of other services, support and events for children and young people aged 0 - 25 years who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND). Visit

Contact us

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: 01903 790 270 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

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