Short breaks (previously known as respite care) give children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities the chance to do something they enjoy. They also give parents time away from caring. A short break can be offered by a wide range of providers or families may choose to organise their own short breaks through a direct payment.

Short Breaks are provided by the Merton Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Integrated Service (SENDIS) and other organisations.

Find short breaks on the Local Offer service directory

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Contact us

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Integrated Service
Short Breaks Service
Cricket Green Polyclinic
4 Birches Close
Mitcham
CR4 4LQ

Telephone: 020 8545 4200
Email: sen@merton.gov.uk