Short Breaks Vouchers

The Short Breaks Voucher scheme offers activities for children and young people with disabilities and can be anything from an after school activity to an outing at the weekend or an evening event. Sometimes, there are opportunities for the whole family to enjoy the same activity together.

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Short Break Vouchers 2022-23

The online application process for Short Break Vouchers (SBV), to support children and young people with EHC plans, for the year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023, is now open.

To apply for your vouchers please visit https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/short-breaks  where you will see a link to the application form, the Statement where you can check eligibility and also the link to our brochure. 

Many of you have been encouraging the venues you visit to join the scheme, this is appreciated and helps us to extend the variety of venues that families can choose from.  Please check the brochure regularly so you can see any new additions which I will highlight within the document.

We will start processing applications on 1 March and we will work through the application by order of receipt.  Vouchers will be posted out shortly thereafter.  

If you have not received your vouchers withing 3 weeks of your request then please do contact us so we can follow this up for you.  If you have any questions please email EHCP@Milton-keynes.gov.uk.

We are also looking for a number of families to pilot the use of direct payment cards, rather than vouchers. This should increase both flexibility and number of providers that you can access. If you would like to take place in this pilot please apply in the usual way but tick the box that indicates you would like to be part of the pilot and we will select this first 100 families that put themselves forward. It will take longer to issue the direct payment cards and it will take a minimum of 8 weeks for the cards to be issues from the point of application so please only if you are willing to wait a little longer this year for your short break funding.

For information, the latest brochure of venues that accept Short Breaks Vouchers can be found here: SBV Organisation Brochure February 2022 (DOCX, 1.3MB)

Head of Special Educational Needs and Disability, Children and Families
Milton Keynes Council

Contact details

The contact details for service users to use have changed to the following: Email: EHCP@milton-keynes.gov.uk, telephone: 01908 657825.

Last Updated: 21 March 2022