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Short Breaks

As part of our continued commitment to disabled children and young people and their families, the Council and the Luton Short Breaks Consortium offer a range of short breaks services to meet the varying needs of children and young people including those with autistic spectrum disorders, behaviour that challenges, profound and complex health needs, physical disability, cognitive needs and sensory impairments.

The short breaks brochure below, provides details about all the services and support available for children and young people. For the first time, the statement covers services for young people up to 25 years.

The offer in Luton is provided as a continuum of support, from the community based services provided by the Luton VCS Short Breaks Consortium right through to the specialist support offered by the Local Authority through the Children with Disabilities Team and Adult Social Care.

The community based services are available directly to parents to access, whilst the specialist support requires an assessment of need.

London Road Resource Centre

As a Luton Borough Council social care provider London Road Resource Centre offers short breaks to children and young people 0-18yrs. Trained and experienced staff ensure the needs of children are met through bespoke care plans, behaviour management and close working partnership with external professionals. The service specialises in supporting those with additional needs, complex health needs and challenging behaviours in accordance with OFSTED regulations and standards and offers a range of short break services such as overnight respite, day care, behaviour management and emergency placements. For an informal discussion or to arrange a centre visit please contact London Road Resource centre on 01582 736966 alternatively please speak to either your allocated or one of the social workers within the children with disability team as London Road Resource Centre are not able to accept self referrals.


Download: Short Breaks Statement 2021

Who to contact

Contact Name
Luton children with disabilities team

For services offered by the Luton VCS  Short Breaks Consortium , please contact the organisations directly. Details of all providers are listed in the brochure


For services offered by the Local Authority for children and young people under 18 years please use the online form at to make a request for assessment.

Details of the offer provided by the Local Authority are listed in the brochure.

If you have any specific questions please contact the Children with Disability team on 01582 547465/ 07889592551

For services offered by the Local Authority  for young adults a request can be made by contacting or phoning 01582 546000 .

Details of the offer are listed in the brochure.

Last updated 13/12/2022