Ashdown Siblings, which is run by our Ashdown Centre, offers sessions in the school holidays to the siblings of the children who use our services.

The service was launched in 2007 after parents and carers said they found it hard to divide time equally between their children when one of them was a child with learning disabilities or complex needs.

The sessions are themed activity days and outings with staff, enabling the children to meet others in the same situation as themselves, have fun and relax. Activities have included a circus skills workshops, cooking, crafts, free play, games, puzzles, parties and bowling.

Get in touch

To find out more about costs, availability and any other queries you may have, please call our Customer Service Team on 01903 327327 or use our online form.

Fees and funding

Families are eligible to access short breaks funded services if they receive (or would be eligible if applied) the middle or high rate care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA). Self-Assessment forms are available from Ashdown on request if you do not already receive DLA.

This service is supported by West Sussex County Council funding and other generous sponsors. This support enables these special days to be available at no extra cost to families other than the standard session fee.