Read about other short breaks that require a social care assessment.
The Cherish service is run by Brighton & Hove City Council. It provides opportunities for 16 to 25 year olds with either moderate or severe learning disabilities to explore the great outdoors
Find out more about Cherish including contact details.
Extratime provides inclusive, high quality and affordable out-of-school activities for children and young people aged 5 to 25 years old with and without disabilities in Brighton & Hove, West Sussex, and the surrounding area. This includes:
- after-school clubs and a youth club during term time
- play and youth schemes during the school holidays
They are committed to offering children and young people with disabilities the same, age-appropriate activities that their non-disabled peers have access to.
Children and young people are supported to play, communicate, and socialise together. Children are supported to have fun and try new things, regardless of their ability.
High staffing ratios provide each child and young person with the specialist care and support they need, including 1 to 1 support wherever it’s needed.
Find out more about Extratime including contact details.
The Compass Card
Amaze runs Brighton & Hove’s register of children with disabilities, The Compass, which helps us to plan services.
Registration is voluntary, and anyone registering will receive a Compass Card. This is a leisure card which provides discounts and special offers for leisure activities across the city, such as:
To be eligible for a Compass Card, children need to be under 25, with a special educational need or disability that has a significant effect on their daily life. Children also need to be living in Brighton & Hove or going to school in Brighton & Hove.
In general children on the Compass have at least one of the following:
Find out how to get a Compass Card.
If you're a parent carer of a child with special or additional needs, you may be entitled to a Carers' Card. If your child has a Compass Card from Amaze and is under 18 you'll qualify automatically.
A Carers' Card offers discounts on a range of activities across the city to help you to look after your own health and well-being.
Apply for a Carer's Card.
All-terrain beach wheelchairs for hire
We have 2 all-terrain wheelchairs for use on our beaches, which can be booked in advance. They are free to use with a refundable deposit. Read more about the beach wheelchairs in our leaflet (PDF 317KB).
Read more about beach accessibility and beach wheelchair hire.
To find out more about any of these services:
- write to: Specialist Community Disability Service (SCDS), Families Children and Learning, Wellington House, Wellington Street, Brighton, BN2 3AX
- phone 01273 295 550
- send an email to SCDS@brighton-hove.gov.uk