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Recreational Short Breaks (Barnardos)

Barnardo's provides recreational short breaks for those aged 5 to 18 years with disabilities. The support offered is dependent on the child's / young person's needs.

Sessions for those with mild / moderate needs include:

  • a Family Drop-In
  • Games Club
  • after school group activities
  • Integrated Theatre Workshop

Sessions for those with substantial needs will include the above and:

  • recreational activities and outings
  • 16+ Youth Group
  • advice and support for Service Users’ parents and carers to implement strategies to manage challenging behaviour, disrupted sleep, etc. This will be accessed via drop-in sessions, home visits and Parent Support Groups

Sessions for those with profound and complex needs will include the above and:

  • targeted care and support;
  • after-school club
  • recreational activities and outings
  • Holiday Play Scheme


Who to contact

020 8554 2888
Parent Organisation
Well Being Hub at Indigo (Barnardos)

Where to go

Indigo Project, 13Granville RoadIlfordEssexIG1 4RU

Other Details

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Referral needed?
Referral Details

Please contact Barnardo's directly if you / your child has a moderate disability; and the Children with Disabilities Social Work Teams if your child has profound / multiple disabilities.

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