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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 Max Card Launch Event

Friday 15th March 2019

11am – 2pm

Portswood Church, Portswood Road (opposite Waitrose) SO17 2FY

Join us to celebrate the launch of the new short breaks card.

Join us to find out how to sign up to the new short breaks service, how the max card works and where you can use the card.

A chance to win a fantastic family hamper.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

No booking required.

Enquiries to

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
Referral Details

How can you join?

Contact The Buzz Network to request an enrolment form via email or download one from this webpage via the link on the lefthand side of this page.

Any Other Notes

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 Jake Heath 023 8022 4224,

Southampton Mencap FairPlay Junior Holiday Scheme

Southampton Mencap FairPlay Teen Scheme

Rose Road Association Bradbury Holiday Scheme 

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
SEN Provision Type

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