Community Inclusion and Activity Team
The Community Inclusion and Activity Team (formerly the Short Breaks Team) helps and supports children and young people aged 0 to 18th birthday who have a disability or additional need, and their families, to try out new things, have fun and access their local community. They grant fund providers to deliver activities across Somerset, this includes holiday activities and regular clubs.
Community – We want to enable children and young people with a disability or additional need and their families to access their local community.
Inclusion – We want children and young people with a disability or additional need to feel included in their community and in clubs and activities.
Activity – We can signpost children and young people with a disability or additional need to many opportunities to access regular clubs and activities in the school holidays. We offer some of these activities ourselves and work with many other organisations who offer great activities too. This information is sent to you in our newsletters and calendars.
Team – We cover the whole of Somerset and our team work directly with referred families to offer support, information and guidance, as well as offering activities and clubs. We are part of the Children With Disabilities Team.
Emma introduces the support information and guidance available from the Community Inclusion and Activity Team during Local Offer Live week.
You can keep up to date following @LocalOfferSomerset Facebook page.
Our office phone line is 01823 358117, or you can email email@example.com.
Activities and events calendar
You can view the Community Inclusion and Activity Team Club Activities Booklet here:
information about inclusive clubs and groups that are running across Somerset. For ALL children and young people in Somerset with a disability or additional needs.
Our Activity Calendar for the holidays is available here:
information about holiday activities being run by organisations who have experience of working with children and young people with a disability or additional need and their families. For ALL children and young people in Somerset with a disability or additional needs.
You can also view both CIA Team Club and Activity Calendars here on our online events calendar by selecting the filter ‘CIA Team’. You can search these based on date, location or type of activity.
Discounts and passes
There are exciting free activity day passes for a variety of locations, such as Noah’s Ark and Puxton Park. These are available all year round for all families in Somerset with a child or young person with a disability or additional need.
Families can also access a free Somerset MAX Card which provides discounted entry to attractions for 0-25 year olds.