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Buzz Network - For Parent/carers Of Disabled Children

The Buzz Network is a group for Southampton Parents/Carers of Children and young people with a disability or additional needs.  It is funded by Southampton City Council who work closely with the Southampton Parent Carer Forum to ensure it is meeting the needs of families.

Short Breaks provide children and young people with disabilities or additional needs an opportunity to spend time away from their parents, engage in fun activities and enjoy time with their friends. They offer parents and carers a break from their caring responsibilities and time to spend with other family members or to catch up on other daily tasks.

Short Breaks and Personal Budget update:

Update on direct payment returns and 18/19 Short Break Allocations:

21st May 2018 - The letter to parents regarding transitional arrangements April - March 2019 can be seen on the left hand side of this page.  It has also been posted to all families on the Buzz Network.  Please contact Beth Carter if you have any queries.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Beth Carter
Contact Position
Short Breaks and Personal Budget Officer
023 8083 3881 (Monday - Wednesday 9:00-15:00, Thursday 9:00-14:00)

Other Details


Age Ranges
From 0 years 0 months to 18 years 0 months
Referral required
Any Other Notes

How can you join?

Contact Beth on the above phone number.  You can also request an enrolment form via email or download one from this webpage via the link on the lefthand side of this page.

Once a member of the Buzz Network, families can access a selection of Community Based Activities:

Active Nation Inclusive Swim Club

Active Nation Inclusive Ski Club

Active Adventure

Water Fun Sessions

Time4U, No Limits Youth Group, contact Holly Conroy 023 8022 4224

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11-16 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Early Years (0-4 years)
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)
Needs Level
SEN Provision Type

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