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Short breaks

Activity fees for short breaks funded by the council

You need to pay activity fees for targeted short breaks funded by the council.

These fees help providers to offer a wider range of short breaks, and cover some equipment costs.

You can get reduced activity fees if you are on means-tested benefits or have an equivalent low income.

Activity fees: targeted short breaks

Standard activities

Rate 3 hours sessions 6 hour sessions

Standard rate



Reduced rate



High cost activities (for example, visiting a theme park)

Rate Cost

Standard rate

Capped at £15

Reduced rate

Capped at £7.50

Direct payments and personal budgets

If you qualify for a personal budget or direct payments, you can use these to buy your own short breaks. This gives you more flexibility and choice.

You can read more about personal budgets and direct payments, or speak to your social or family worker.