Services during the coronavirus outbreak

As a result of following government guidelines on infection control, hygiene and social distancing to ensure the safety of staff and children, we have had to reduce the number of children we can offer sessions to. We hope this will change as soon as government approves the move to Step 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown (GOV.UK)

Short breaks for disabled children

Every disabled child or young person in Liverpool has the right to inclusive short breaks. We aim to tailor the breaks to meet a child or young person’s assessed needs.

Who can apply?

A child, young person, family or professional can request a short break.

How to apply?

To request a short break call Fusion Short Breaks on 0151 233 3620 or 0151 233 3621 during office hours, or email fusion.project​@liverpool​.gov.uk.

What type of break?

We offer a variety of breaks, and a range of services and support packages which help to facilitate breaks. These include:

  • friendship groups
  • direct payments
  • accredited volunteer training
  • support to access childcare and integrated play and youth services
  • Ofsted registered short break sessions at Croxteth Children's Centre

Where the needs of a child or young person are significant and require intensive or statutory intervention, specialist and targeted services may be offered.

In this case, a full social care assessment will be undertaken to ensure a child or young person’s needs are being met.

Book a caravan holiday for the family

Liverpool Aiming High has two luxury fully-adapted caravans for young people with complex health and physical disabilities to enjoy a family holiday at Presthaven Sands.

To book a caravan, call Fusion Short Breaks on 0151 233 3620 or 0151 233 3621 during office hours, or email fusion.project​@liverpool​.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can book by emailing liverpoolaiminghigh​@hotmail.com.