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Supporting Services

Break offers residential short breaks for disabled children and young people who live in Norfolk and Suffolk, as well as a full time children’s home. You can find out more about these services by clicking on short breaks.


Break provides two Supporting Services to children with disabilities: Break4Sibs, a sibling support group for brothers and sisters of disabled children and young people in Norfolk; and Fusion, a group for young people with mild to moderate learning difficulties, in partnership with The Base in Norwich. 

 

Break4Sibs

Sometimes it is difficult to have a brother or sister with special needs. Siblings tell us of their parents not having time for them and feeling ‘second best’. They may also feel unable to have friends to visit and be bullied at school. Our siblings project offers fun activities and outings and a chance for children to meet others in a similar situation and share their experiences.

The national charity ‘Sibs’ has some useful information. See

http://www.sibs.org.uk/professionals/supporting-young-siblings/needs-siblings

Fusion

In partnership with The Base, Norwich, Break runs an exciting youth group for people with mild to moderate learning difficulties. This group builds on social, emotional and communication skills, promoting independence in a fun and supportive environment.

The Base is in the grounds of the Hewett School and provides activities and services to young people in Norwich. Fusion youth group runs on Fridays, 6pm-9pm.

Contact Richard Willett, Youth Support Worker, richard@thebasenorwich.org, 01603 463121 for further details.

 

 

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families received a short break last year

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