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Short breaks service statement for families with disabled children in Buckinghamshire

Activity fees

Families are asked to pay activity fees for targeted and specialist (from 1 October 2020) short breaks.

Activity fees help providers to offer a wider range of trips and activities and to maintain their equipment.

Activities fees should not be higher than the cost of any child accessing the activity in a mainstream setting.

Children and young people should not be disadvantaged by a low income. Reduced fees are available for families who receive the following benefits:

  • Income Support
  • income based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • income related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Working Tax credit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit

Reduced rates are also available where families are not receiving benefits but their combined income is less than the benefits cap.

Description Cost Reduced rate
Standard activity fees £10 per 3 hour session £5 per 3 hour session
High cost activity fee* The cost of the activity, but capped at £15 50% of the activity cost, but capped at £7.50

* high cost activity fees allow providers to offer visits or activities that are a bit more expensive. For example trips to an outdoor activity like Go Ape or a theme park.