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

Making your activities more inclusive

These documents give advice on how to make your activities more inclusive.

Inclusion Resource Pack

Tips and suggestions booklet

Posters (2 A4 size)

Disability information cards

Self assessment

Read the How inclusive is your setting guide and then complete the the inclusiveness self assessment form.

Parent Voice

Parent Voice can help you to promote inclusive activities. Phone 0300 303 8603 or email parentvoice@roseroad.org.uk

Gateway Card

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 get short breaks funding to help individuals that need extra support. This funding is called ‘support for individuals’
  • You can market events and offer activities to Gateway Card holders and their families
  • 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.

Funding

Funding is available for organisations to help them provide short break activities.

More information about funding

Provider forums

Information from previous provider forums.

Short breaks provider forum - November 2015

Discussion notes - June 2014

Short breaks presentation - September 2013

Providers frequently asked questions

Safeguarding presentation - May 2013

The Role of the LADO presentation

Financial hardship for families presentation

Hampshire Gateway/training updates presentation

Ideas to support families in financial hardship

Promoting your activities

We advertise activity providers and activities that welcome children and young people with disabilities.

Further information on promoting your short breaks activities