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The Aiming High for Disabled Children Short Breaks Team delivers and commissions a wide range of evening and weekend group based activities and holiday programmes for disabled children aged 0-19 years. These activities are designed for disabled children who cannot attend universal activities because of their additional support needs.

The sessions are led by highly experienced members of the Short Breaks Team and they have a fantastic team of fully trained and enthusiastic support workers.

The team currently caters for over 250 disabled children and young people on a weekly basis with additional children and young people accessing the school holiday programmes.

The team work with partner organisations to ensure that young people are able to access the services that are most beneficial to their needs.

Telephone: 0151 288 6811



In order to access Short Breaks provided by Aiming High, children/young people will need to be referred to the team by a professional involved with the young person/family and fit the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of Sefton
  • Have a disability
  • Be aged between 0 and 19 years
  • Be referred by a Professional, such as a Doctor, Teacher, Speech Language Therapist, ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) Nurse, Teaching Assistant, Occupational Therapist.

Click here to download a copy of the Aiming High Referral Form.

The offer for children 5 and under is provided by Sefton’s Family Wellbeing Centres

Urgent update regarding Aiming High Service Suspension due to ongoing situation with Covid 19 (17/3/2020)

Due to the ongoing situation with Covid 19 we have unfortunately had to make the decision to cancel all Aiming High Sessions immediately until further notice.

We regret having to take this course of action as we are aware of the valuable respite and know how much our young people look forward to the sessions. However I am sure you will appreciate that due to the advice from medical experts, these arrangements are crucial to prevent the spread of the virus.

I will issue another statement as soon as possible to advise you all of any further assistance or advice.

Many thanks

John Doran

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