West Leeds Activity Centre 

Targeted Short Breaks Referral Form 2024



Through the Maze Summer Newsletter (Information and signposting for adults with Learning Disability).



Parent/Carer Support


Activities and Short Breaks

  • Dimensions Autism Friendly Environments – https://dimensions-uk.org/get-involved/campaigns/dimensions-autism-friendly-environments/
  • Dimensions Autism Friendly Cinema Screenings – https://dimensions-uk.org/get-involved/campaigns/autism-friendly-cinema-screenings/
  • ZigZag Leeds –
    • Autism sessions across Leeds and surrounding areas in various venues.
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Call: 07733 129695
    • Also has a Facebook page – search “ZigZag Leeds Autism Support Group”
  • Leeds and District ABC Support Group – https://leedsabcgroup.wordpress.com/
  • SNAPS – https://www.snapsyorkshire.org/
    • “SNAPS (Special Needs and Parent Support) provides leisure support services for children with special needs of all kinds, and their families”
  • Mencap – https://www.leedsmencap.org.uk/
    • Leeds Mencap are a charity that supports children and young people with a learning disability, their parents and carers, from across Leeds.
  • West Leeds Activity Centre – https://www.westleedsactivitycentre.co.uk/
    • “At West Leeds Activity Centre, we offer fantastic experiences focused on challenge and adventure”
  • Aireborough Supported Activities Scheme – https://www.aireborough-scheme.co.uk/
    • “Aireborough Supported Activities Scheme (ASAS) is a registered charity providing playschemes and residential breaks”
  • Breeze Inclusion Information and Events – https://breezeleeds.org/about-breeze/inclusion-information-and-events
    • “Information to try to help make Leeds events and activities for children and young people with additional needs that little bit more accessible.”
  • People in Action – https://people-in-action.com/
    • People In Action is a charity based in Leeds, West Yorkshire. We work with people with learning disabilities and autism to support happy, healthy and independent lives.”
  • People Matters – https://peoplemattersleeds.co.uk/
    • “People Matters creates opportunities for people with learning disabilities and other hidden disabilities who experience disadvantage to be more independent and enjoy life in the same ways as anybody else”
  • Autism Angels – https://www.autismangels.co.uk/
    • “We are a registered Charity and we offer a range of programmes and events to support any individual or families’ needs”
  • Leeds Weekend Care Association – http://www.lwca.co.uk/
    • Leeds Weekend Care Association is a local charity that provides weekend and evening social clubs for children and young people with disabilities.
  • Endorphins – https://endorphins.uk/
    • Whether it’s dance, drama, arts & crafts, gaming, or other games and activities, our safe and supportive inclusive sessions are a great way for SEND children and young people to have fun, make friends and flourish.

    • Endorphins Booking information 2020
  • South Leeds Hub Youth Club – https://breezeleeds.org/southleedsyouthhub/short-breaks
    • A Youth Club for 8-18 years on a Wednesday evening.
  • Herd Farm Residentials – https://www.herdfarm.co.uk/youth-groups/short-breaks-residential
    • These opportunities are designed to give the family and indeed the child a short break. Your child will enjoy a two night full board activity residential in the countryside.
  • Leeds adapted cycling – https://www.cyclinguk.org/cycle-centre/leeds-adapted-cycling
    • his programme is co-ordinated by Leeds City Council’s Sport and Active Lifestyles department and involves all partners across the city. Leeds Disability Sport offers an extensive range of sports activities and recreational opportunities for disabled children, young people and adults of all ability levels.
  • Junior Disabled Swimming Lesson –  https://active.leeds.gov.uk/classesandactivities/swimming/junior-disabled-swimming-lessons
    • To join these lessons children are required to be assessed and will then be placed in the most appropriate group for their ability, we have 5 options available and so we are able to accommodate most children’s needs.

Autism Services