Short Breaks

Ruby’s is commissioned by Cheshire East Council to provide one-to-one short break sessions for children aged 0-8 years with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The sessions are supported by staff on a 1:1 basis and we provide short break sessions for up to 8 children at a time. Sessions are supported by staff on a 1:1 basis and the sessions are for up to 8 children.

Short breaks eligibility criteria for your child is:

  • 0-8 years old (we can provide support until they turn 9 years old)
  • Permanently living in Cheshire East
  • Has a SEND diagnosis or emerging needs confirmed by a professional
  • Was registered with Ruby’s Fund Short Breaks team at least 6 weeks before the next school holiday and has a completed care plan, risk assessment and attended the first settling in visit.

For families not yet registered with Ruby’s please self refer. If you are already registered for our services you can register your child for short breaks using this form.

Please note we can only offer a short break for your child if we can meet their care needs. We will work with parents to ensure care plans are up to date but it is the Parent Carers responsibility to inform us of any changes for your child). Demand tends to be very high so a waiting list may be in operation.