Information for activity providers

Information on helping children and young people with disabilities or additional needs to take part in leisure activities

Learning and development

There are free inclusion eLearning modules available for both specialist and mainstream activity providers. There is also a range of workshops on offer.

More on learning and development for activity providers

Services for Young Children Moodle

The Moodle is an online learning platform which gives you access to resources such as webinars, presentations slides and guidance documents.

Self assessment
Gateway Card and Gateway Card+ benefits

The Gateway Card+ gives children and young people with disabilities or additional needs access to activities through the short breaks programme.

Benefits to activity providers

  • It's easier to identify children and young people that need extra support
  • You can market events and offer activities to Gateway Card+ holders and their families via the Family Information Services Hub

You can offer other benefits to Gateway Card holders, such as first session free, carers go free, discounted rates.

It will be easier to report details of attendees at events and activities funded through the short breaks programme. This means less paperwork for everyone.

Contact us if you would like some Gateway Card leaflets to give to families. Tell us how many leaflets you would like, and the name and address to send them to.

Provider forums

Provider Forums for Short Break funded activity providers are excellent ways in getting the most up to date information from the council but also a forum to share best practice.

To receive a copy of information from previous provider forums, please contact the short breaks team by:

Promoting your activities

Promotion of your short break funded activity or your involvement in the universal gateway card offer can be advertised for free on the Family Information Services Hub (FISH) – all families are directed to FISH as there first point of call when looking for activities to take their children too.

If you are a provider who isn’t funded by Short Breaks but would like to promote your activity to families and would like to write a short article for the termly newsletter then please contact Short Breaks directly and the team will be able to facilitate this for you.

Phone 03707 793569

Email [email protected]