Aiming High - short breaks for disabled children

The Aiming High Team provides opportunities for children and young people with disabilities to enjoy a range of social and leisure activities outside of school hours. 

This service is for children and young people with disabilities aged from birth to 18th birthday, who are residents of Swindon Borough Council and meet the Aiming High criteria.

This opportunities provided could range from information and advice about activities, support to access mainstream activities or the provision of Aiming High specialist services.

Children and young people who meet the criteria for the Aiming High Local Offer are eligible for a maximum of 80 hours of Aiming High support per year.

For more information and the criteria, view the Aiming High factsheet. 

How to make a referral

Anyone can make a referral to Aiming High, including parents and carers of a disabled child or young person, or any practitioner or professional on their behalf.

You can make a referral by using the online form below:

Make a referral to Aiming High

If you are unable to make the referral online, you can contact Aiming High on 01793 464080 or aiminghigh@swindon.gov.uk

Next steps

On receipt of your enquiry, an Inclusion and Outreach Worker will contact you within 12 weeks. This will be an informal opportunity to discuss your child’s needs in more detail and look at the type of support that would be most suitable.

Swindon Short Breaks Statement

Swindon's short breaks statement provides information about the range of short breaks support available, any eligibility criteria and how the service is designed to meet the needs of local families.

Swindon’s short breaks statement is due to be updated. We are currently working with families to consult on this.

You can view the current short breaks statement here.

For more information about the Aiming High 2021 consultation click here.

More information

If you have any questions you can contact Aiming High on 01793 464080 or aiminghigh@swindon.gov.uk

To see the Aiming High Newsletters please click here.

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