Rodney House Specialist Support School

Rodney House Specialist Support School

Short Breaks


What is a short break?

A short break can range from an activity which lasts an hour or two through to a few days away from home, and includes day, evening, overnight, weekend and holiday activities. These activities provide a positive experience for the child as well as giving parents and carers a break from their caring duties.


 Manchester City Council provide a Short Break service for children and young people aged 0-17 with Special educational Needs and Disabilities.


A short break activity is a positive experience for the child whilst giving parents a rest from their caring duties.


To apply for a short break you can apply via the Contact Centre on 0161 2345001.


If your family have previously received a short break, please check when the next review is scheduled and contact them on the number provided here


For further information, please go directly to Manchester City Council's website here


 How do I apply?

You can call into a ‘Local Offer Drop In’ in your area or call 0161 234 5001 or email to request a short break check.



December - May 2023 review dates click to open  


If you need any assistance, please contact our parent support advisor at school.