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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.

The MAX Card and MAX Card PLUS are replacing the Buzz Passport.  The card will be issued to all children and young people on The Buzz Network.  It gives discounts or benefits to the holder and one other person at a range of venues and organisations within Southampton and further afield.  Find further information here.

Short Breaks MAX Card Launch - UPDATE

Following the launch event held on March 15th, we will be issuing MAX Cards and MAX Card PLUS, to all those who have regsitered with Buzz (and provided DLA/PIP evidence if applicable) in April 2019.  Please keep an eye on your post.

If you are unsure whether your child is registered, or if we have the correct information for your child then please email The Buzz Network with your enquiry.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Beth Carter
Contact Position
Short Breaks and Personal Budget Officer
Telephone
023 8083 3881 (Monday - Wednesday 9:00-15:00, Thursday 9:00-14:00)
E-mail
buzz.network@southampton.gov.uk

Other Details

Availability

Age Ranges
From 0 years 0 months to 18 years 11 months
Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

How can you join?

Download a regsitration form via the link on the lefthand side of this page or email The Buzz Network to request one.

Any Other Notes

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

** new activities coming **

Isle of Wight Lodge and Caravan

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
High
Medium
Low
SEN Provision Type
Specialist
Targeted
Universal

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