Aspens Children and Young People's Service (Short Break Provider)


Aspens provides Short Breaks for children and young people in West Sussex. These include 1:1 outreach support - Buddy & Youth Engagement- as well as after school and Saturday clubs. The focus of these support sessions is on empowering social and communication skills, building confidence, independence and self esteem.

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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.
  • We run support groups for young people with a focus on empowering . Our groups are friendly, safe places where all our young people can spend time together and enjoy each other's company.
  • 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. Aspens has had a huge impact on our family, before their involvement I felt isolated and exhausted" quote from a parent whose child attends one of our Saturday clubs.

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Age Range: 8–18

Wheelchair Accessible?

Free to use?

Requires an application to be completed

Contact Details

01243 214 120


1st Floor Office, Rear of 27-29 Beach Road,
BN17 5JA


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