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Our Funders

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Blackpool Council

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We are a Short Break Provider for Blackpool Council.

Blackpool Council provides funding for us to deliver a weekend club every Saturday and Holiday Clubs during every school holiday period for Children & Young People aged 8-18 with Severe & Complex Disabilities living in Blackpool.

Eligibility Criteria

All referrals for our Blackpool Activities come directly from the Local Authority via the Social Care Team

Lancashire County Council

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Lancashire County Council fund our short break Holiday Clubs & Youth Clubs for Children & Young People with Additional Needs & Disabilities in Lancashire. See below the criteria your child needs to meet to join our groups.

Lancashire Break Time

With Lancashire Break Time your child will receive 78 hours once registered with Lancashire County Council and given a unique membership number. 

Criteria:

  • Children will be able to access Lancashire Break Time from the start of the academic year (September) in which they turn age 5 to end of the academic year (July) in which they turn 18.

  • A child or young person has special educational needs and/or disabilities meaning they are unable to access universal services & activities; and the parent & carers are in receipt of child benefit for that child or young person.

  • Children will live in Lancashire (excluding Blackburn with Darwin & Blackpool Council Areas). 

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Lancashire Break Time Plus

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Eligibility

Lancashire Break Time is for children & young people who receive short breaks through a child's plan following a Child and Family Assessment of Need (up to the age of 18) which means they are not eligible for activities and groups funded through Lancashire Break Time.

How To Access Lancashire Break Time Plus

If you care for an eligible child or young person who you think would benefit from attending or would enjoy a Lancashire Break Time activity or group, talk to the child or young person's allocated worker.

The allocated worker will discuss with you:

- The type of activity or group your child or young person would want to attend

- Which provider or providers can offer this and meet your child or young person's needs

- What outcomes the group or activity will support

- How this will be included as part of the support received through the Child's Plan

- Agreement of funding arrangements​

Department for Education

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The HAF Programme

The holiday activities and food programme (HAF) is funded through the Department of Education and provides support to children in receipt of free school meals through holiday periods.

Research has shown that the school holidays can be pressure points for some families. For some children this can lead to a holiday experience gap, with children from low-income households being:

  • less likely to access organised out-of-school activities

  • more likely to experience ‘unhealthy holidays’ in terms of nutrition and physical health

  • more likely to experience social isolation

 

Who is the programme for?

  • HAF holiday provision is for school aged children from reception to year 11 (inclusive) who receive benefits-related free school meals.

  • Benefits-related free school meals (FSM) are available to pupils if their parents are in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, and have a claim verified by their school or local authority.

 

Let your Area Manager know if your child is on benefit related free school meals and eligible for a HAF funded place during the Easter, Summer and Christmas school holiday periods. 

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Fylde Council

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Wyre Council

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