Rhondda Short Breaks
Centre Manager: Kathryn McFarlane
Address: The Bungalow, Ash Square, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff , CF37 5NP See on a map
What we do: We provide residential short breaks for disabled children between the ages of six and seventeen in the Rhondda Cynon Taff area. Our breaks give these children and young people the opportunity to spend time away from home in an environment where they can have fun, meet new friends, develop their social skills and reach their full potential. Their parents or carers can also get some much needed time off from their caring duties – a chance for them to relax and recharge their batteries.
Challenges we face: Recently all of our outdoor play equipment had to be removed as it had become unsafe due to age and overuse. Having specialist equipment is so important for allowing children with disabilities to have the same play opportunities as other young people, so we really would like to buy replacements as soon as possible.