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Cornwall SPACE Short Breaks
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

 Summer Update:

We are offering a mixture or online sessions for you to take part in, some limited 1-2-1, 2 hour socially distanced short breaks in a garden or a walk and delivery of our summer fun packs for families that are shielding and wellbeing Take 5 bags for parents and young people.

A few things to note -
Our offices are currently closed and our teams are working from home - can you please, if possible, email your booking form back to 
This is the best way to book your place and to ask any questions.

If you need to book by phone, please call 01872 321 486. This phone is not manned all of the time, and so it may take longer to get back to you.

There will be a week for you to return your booking forms - please do this by Monday 13th July.
We will confirm your booking with you after Thursday 16th July. The team will send out full joining instructions for the virtual events and how to join.

For the limited socially distanced walks or garden visits, we will be offering these on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during August - please see details in the Short Break PDF.
Any questions, please email

Holiday Activity Days

Action for Children Cornwall SPACE is a Cornwall Council funded service providing Holiday Activities for disabled children and young people aged between 5 - 18. We offer children and young people, with a learning disability exciting new activities to try and offer families an all important short break.

Referral Criteria
Our short breaks are for children and young people, with a Learning disability, aged 5 - their 18th birthday. We also offer youth groups for disabled young people aged 13 - 25

Fun and Inclusive

Activities are Fun and Inclusive, with support from trained staff so that disabled children and young people can take part and achieve, feel empowered and increase confidence. Disabled children and young people have the opportunity to meet new people and make friends while trying out new things and exciting activities, in a safe environment.

How to make a referral

We have a simple and quick referral process that can be made by families, disabled young people or professionals.

1. Fill in the referral form and send it the address below or email it to the project.

2. A Support Worker will contact you to talk to you about the Activity days we offer, if the activities would be suitable and to arrange a home visit, if appropriate.

3. Receive a list of Holiday Activity Days, it’s easy to book a place, just call us or email.

Who to contact

Contact name
Karen Heath
Contact position
Team Leader Administration
01872 321486
Cornwall SPACE Short Breaks's facebook page
Parent organisation
Action for Children

Where to go

Action for Children,
Helford House
May Court, Truro Business Park

Time / date details

Session information
If you’re not already registered with us
a referral form will need to be completed before a child attends an activity day
so that we can best meet their needs.

Other details


voluntary contribution of £5.00


Age ranges
From 5 years to 18 years
Referral required

Inclusion details

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How we make our service inclusive

Cornwall SPACE activity days offer short break activities exclusively to disabled children and young people aged 5 - 18 years old. The staff team have undertaken specialist training, all venues are accesible and we have 4 spaces for children and young people who require additional 1-2-1 support. 

Staff SEND experience

Staff all hold the following training qualifications:

Epilepsy training, Makaton levels 1 - 4, First Aid for Childcarers (Red Cross), lifting and moving people, Intensive Interaction, Safeguarding children and young people with Autism, Safeguarding children, Risk management and practical risk assessment training. 

How our service supports providers / schools / colleges

Parents and professionals can make a referral to Cornwall SPACE

Support at key transition points

We offer short break activities for children and young people while ofering parents that all important short break. We also offer 3 x youth groups across Cornwall (Bodmin, St Blazey & Hayle), offering advice and guidence as well as more age appropriate activities. 

Other local or national support

Referral and activity Information is available from Cornwall SPACE. More information about Action for Children is available from

Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints

We would always ask for comments about our service to be discussed with the team in the first instance. If this is not appropriate we have our Tell Us complaints process, we have a leaflet that is always available at activities or by request. As we are a Cornwall Council contracted service, complaints can also be made to the council. 

Last updated: 01/06/2020

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