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Find short breaks and respite care

Find short breaks and respite care

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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.     

Depending on the type of short breaks you are looking for will depend on which section of the Local Offer directory 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.

If you are looking for childcare before and after school or during the school holidays go to our childcare search page where you will find out of school clubs, childminders and holiday schemes.

If you are looking for sporting activities, hobby clubs or social groups for your child to attend search our leisure and activities section.

For local events and activities in term time and during the school holidays, go to our Local Offer what’s on web page.

If you are looking to employ a personal assistant to help with the care needs of your child, you can find a list of agencies by going to the Local Offer directory.

Go to our short breaks web page to find information on recruiting a personal assistant

If your child turns 18 soon, you can find personal assistants for people aged 18 and over in our community services directory.

The Local Offer directory contains organisation that also provide services such as a sitting service, overnight care, one to one support, home base support and more.

Visit the Local Offer directory to find a list of these services.

If your child turns 18 soon, you can find adult short break services in our community services directory.

Some of our short breaks services for children and young people up to the age of 18 can only be accessed following a social care assessment. For information on the short breaks eligibility criteria and how to request an assessment go to our short breaks web page.

Search below to find Wokingham Borough Council short break services.


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.

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