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Take a Break Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull

Take-a-Break provides community based short breaks for children and young adults who have a disability or life threatening illness, and adults with a learning disability. This support enables people to live their lives to their full potential, gain skills and move towards independence with confidence.

The Organisation

Take-a-Break has been in operation since1996, initially providing a range of services to children and young people with disabilities or life threatening illnesses. In 2002 the service was extended to provide support for adults aged eighteen to sixty five years. The service has continued to grow and now operates across Coventry, Warwickshire, Solihull and Leicestershire.

The Service

Take-a-Break will tailor the service to meet your needs. This will be clearly set out in your Service Agreement and Take-a-Break  Plan.

What is the Service about?
• Support is provided for people living with family/carers or living independently
• We support people to access community facilities of their choice
• We support people in their own homes
• Group support and activities are available for all age groups
• Specialist services for people with complex health needs or challenging behaviour.
• Voluntary work / work placements


 When can Support be provided?
• 7 days a week
• Daytime,  Evening or Weekend
• Support is usually a minimum of 2 hours
• All support is flexible by negotiation

Overnight support may be provided in exceptional circumstances

Children and Young People

What Support is provided Children’s Services?
• Saturday Clubs – term time only
• Play-schemes in school holidays
• After education Activities
• Activity/Residential Weekends
• Individual Support is available for children and young people to access leisure and community facilities of their choice on a weekly basis
• Sessions are usually between 2 - 4 hours long, many children regularly enjoy activities such as swimming,  and bowling

Adults

What Support is provided by Adult Services?
• Support to develop new skills and increase independence
• Assistance with life skills and leisure opportunities
• Access to community and educational facilities
• Build networks with family and friends
• Maintain a quality of life at home
• Offer short breaks to carers/families
• Support workers are matched to client needs

Where to go

Name
Canterbury House
Address
Exhall Grange Campus,Easter Way,Ash Green,CV7 9HP

Who to contact

Telephone
024 7664 4909
On Call Number 07774914061
E-mail
info@tabw.org.uk
Website
Take a Break Warwickshire website

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Office opening hours are Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 16:00

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
Children and young people aged from birth to eighteen
Adults aged 18 - 65 years with an ongoing identified support need
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

A member of the Take-a-Break Management team will arrange a home visit. This may be a joint visit with a Social Worker, or Community Nurse if appropriate.  The purpose of the visit is to discuss and agree the support package arrangements i.e. dates and times of sessions and assessments, and complete paperwork.

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