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Aspens Children and Young Peoples Services (Short Break Provider)


Aspen provides Short Breaks for children and young people in West Sussex. These include 1:1 outreach support (buddy) and after school and Saturday clubs. The focus of these support sessions is to inspire and motivate engagement in fun activities.

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What we do:

  • Service for children and young people with autism spectrum conditions. Offering a wide range of activities, giving the same access to these as their mainstream peers but with the benefit of specialised support.
  • All staff have current clear dbs checks, autism specific training and undertake a full induction on joining the service.
  • After an application is received, an assessment is carried out before a support session can begin. We then match children and young people with the most suitable club setting or support worker available.
  • Clubs offer social and peer interaction within a safe environment. Activities include cooking, games, Wii, arts and crafts. Providing respite for parents/carers.
  • 1-1 outreach sessions offer access to a fun activity of the child/young person's choice, within the community or home environment, with support from a trained member of staff to accompany them. Providing respite for the parent/carers.

Our users say:

'a Short Break allows me to spend quality time with my other children, Aspen has had a huge impact on our family, before their involvement I felt isolated and exhausted' quotes from a parent whose child attends one of our Saturday clubs

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Age Range: 3–18

Wheelchair Accessible?

Free to use?

Contact Details

01892 822 168


Tills Courtyard (head office),
19 High Street,
TN33 0AE


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