Short breaks service statement for families with disabled children in Buckinghamshire
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.
|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.