Short Breaks

Art projects, social activities, and day trips. For young people (aged 10-18) with additional needs. Projects take place during the school holidays and the weekends at 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


Short Breaks is a Barnet Council initiative; providing a range of play and leisure services for disabled children and young people who live in Barnet. These services are targeted at children and young people who need additional support in order to access play and leisure services.

Nurturing a world full of fun and creativity.

  • Projects cover a range of art activities including painting, ceramics, photography, drama, textiles,gardening, animation, dance, music and singing.

  • Community Focus has an accessible building, EVAC chair, accessible toilets (but no hoist), elevator lift, access ramp,accessible tables/sinks, tripods, ceramics wheels, kiln, dual mac + pc suites, autistic friendly music software.

  • We provide a timeout room for students to relax.

  • We use Sensory toys – visual and olfactory props are used.

  • Our staff have specialist relevant training including our Project Manager with Level 7 Counselling for Children Diploma, First Aid, Epilepsy training, GDPR, safeguarding level 3, Risk Assessment training.

To enrol your child onto Short Breaks or for further information call us on 0203 743 2326 email us clionie@communityfocus.co.uk or visit us at Friary House, Friary Park, Friary Road, London, N20 0NR.







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