In the Borough and surrounding area there is a range of services that provide families with the opportunity to have a break from their caring responsibilities. These services are known as 'short breaks' and many charge a fee to use them.
If you receive a Direct Payment you can use this to pay for Short Break Services that meet the agreed outcomes for your child.
Preferred Provider List
We've put together a list of preferred short breaks provider. This is a voluntary list and these providers have been vetted by us to ensure that they have experience in providing the service, with adequate staff, skills and knowledge.
They are required to have specific insurances, as well as policies and procedures in place to guide the actions of the individuals involved in the service, such as safeguarding, safer recruitment and health and safety. The providers will undergo annual checks so that parents and carers can be assured that the provision is suitable to remain on the preferred providers list.
You can view the preferred providers in our service directory.
Search for a short breaks service
Depending on the type of short breaks you are looking for will depend on which section below you look in.
Once you have completed a search, you can refine your results by using the filter menu on the left hand side of the screen.
The inclusion of any company / society / group / person’s within the directory should not be used as a recommendation of that company / society / group / person’s name products and / or services.
We'd advise that before you use any service not provided by Wokingham Borough Council listed you follow the advice on checks to make before using services.