Respite Respite care is a chance for you and the person you are caring for to take a break. Ask your local authority for a carers’ assessment. This determines what help you might be able receive from social services, including respite care. You can also see below for services that offer respite opportunities… National Happy Days Children’s Charity This charity can provide holidays or day out for children from 3-17 with a diagnosed SEN. Click here to visit website. Action for Kids Offers programme of activities in both face-to-face and online sessions for young people aged 14-18 during the school holidays. Click here to visit website. KidsOut Provides disadvantaged children across the UK with exciting memories to cherish. Click here to visit website. Essex Families in Focus (Essex) Offer respite opportunities including parent/carers Indulgence Days and Sibling Support Group. Click here to visit website. Colchester Catalyst Colchester Catalyst has a list of respite care providers that they are in partnership with. Click here to visit website. Carers Choices Respite for carers in Essex, one of their highly qualified care workers can visit you at home or your loved one can attend one of their excellent day centres. Click here to visit website. Suffolk Seesaw Child Services Activities and respite care for children with learning disabilities. Click here to visit website. Peterborough, Cambridgeshire & Norfolk Thera Trust Thera East Anglia supports adults with a learning disability in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, and Norfolk. One of the services they can offer are short breaks (respite). Click here to visit website.