Children’s Charity Awarded Cambridgeshire Short Breaks Contract

Children’s charity Action for Children will be providing residential short breaks for children and young people with disabilities in Cambridgeshire

The charity, which provides similar short break services across the UK, will be delivering the new service for Cambridgeshire County Council, in partnership with Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust.

It will operate from two existing short break homes at Havilland Way in Cambridge and Woodland Lodge in Huntingdon

The new service will begin in October 2011 and provide residential short breaks for a range of children and young people including those with complex health needs.

Anne Waterman, Action for Children, Group Manager, said: “We’re delighted that Action for Children has been awarded the tender to provide an essential short breaks service in Cambridgeshire. It’s testament to the organisation’s hard work and our proven track record of success at delivering successful short breaks services across the UK.”

“It is now our priority to work alongside NHS Cambridgeshire and Cambridgeshire County Council to ensure a smooth transition for all staff and families into the new service.”

Short breaks services give disabled children and young people the opportunity to have fun, learn and gain independence and provide families with support and a much needed break from their 24-hour caring roles.

For more information on Action for Children and its short break services please visit their website:


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