Skip to content

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - SEND registration by Nov 1

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - Cumbria County Council (CCC) are introducing a new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Short Breaks service from 1st February 2022, and as part of this, there is now a NEW online registration process to enable you to register for your child to access the activities that will be available.

Posted Wednesday, 20th October 2021

Cumbria County Council (CCC) are introducing a new Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Short Breaks service from 1st February 2022, and as part of this, there is now a NEW online registration process to enable you to register for your child to access the activities that will be available.

Short Breaks are fun or educational activities for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities * (SEND), allowing parents and carers of children and young people with SEND to take a ‘Short Break’ from caring. 

Short break activities:

are offered for just a few hours, during the day, during the evening, overnight, for the weekend or in the school holidays
take place in the child’s own home, the home of an approved carer, a residential or a community setting
This online process is now live, please click on the link below: 

https://cumbria-chcentral.onmats.com/w/webpage/case-log-link?service=shortbreaks 

To help with registering please download our Short Breaks Online Registration Instructions [PDF 334KB]

https://cumbria-chcentral.onmats.com/w/webpage/case-log-link?service=shortbreaks

Registrations will be accepted until Monday, 1st November 2021.

By registering now you are ensuring that your child (if eligible) is able to access the activities as soon as the new service is operational.

Please note that mid registration will only be accepted for new Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) and for families moving into Cumbria with an EHCP issued by another local authority.

If you are unable to access the online form, you can contact the Short Breaks Activity Team who will be able to complete this form on your behalf. For further information please contact shortbreaks@cumbria.gov.uk, 07500 577 575 or log onto 

Short Break Activities and Overnight Breaks | Cumbria's Family Information Directory

THANK YOU for your support ...