A short break is a chance for you to have time away from your family and have fun with friends. As short break could be:
To get a short break, you will need to have an assessment. This means you will be asked to tell us about yourself, how you communicate and what support you need. We will want to know what you like to do and where you like to go.
To find out more about how we assess you, see our short breaks leaflet (PDF).
Young people in Enfield have made a film about being supported with a Short Break Grant, showing them at a youth club and enjoying a night out.
To find out about different activities and what's going on in Enfield, visit Youth Enfield.
The following groups are able to provide short breaks:
The CEA card is one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests when they go to the cinema.
The CEA card offers one free ticket for the person accompanying you, provided you purchase a full price ticket for yourself for the same film. The free ticket is provided on the assumption that the person accompanying you is able to provide you with appropriate assistance, such as helping you move around the cinema, use the toilet and purchase refreshments.
Autism friendly screenings are also available at over 250 cinemas.
Our sports development team offer affordable sporting and physical activity courses and events for residents. We provide a range of accessible activities, throughout the community. For more information, contact the team on 020 8379 3762.
Autism and learning disability friendly fitness sessions, with accessible equipment and trained friendly staff, are held weekly at:
The first session is free and extra discounts are available. For more information call 020 8379 5707.
You can also join one of our leisure centres.
The following groups are used and supported by us: