Short Breaks

Eligibility for Short Breaks

Can you answer 'Yes' or 'No' to the questions below?:

  1. Is your child or young person aged between 0 and 18 years (i.e. have not passed their 19th birthday)?
  2. Does your child or young person have a disability and/or additional needs and may require support to participate in leisure and recreational activities?
  3. Does your child or young person live on the Isle of Wight and/or attend school on the Isle of Wight?  

If the answer to all these questions is 'Yes', then your child/young person is eligible to receive Short Breaks.

In order to be able to participate in Short Breaks activities you must apply for a Gateway Card PLUS.

The Gateway Card PLUS is free and will enable your child or young person to access the Short Breaks programme.