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Bexley short breaks scheme into final week

Wednesday 30th August 2017

Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) is halfway through the final week of its first summer short breaks programme run in partnership with the London Borough of Bexley.

Free to service users, the scheme provides borough residents with disabilities aged 16-25 with exciting and engaging activities delivered within community venues.

Though CACT has already run short breaks on behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, it is the first time it has worked on the scheme for Bexley, which is funding the programme.

Led by experienced staff members, groups have been engaging in all kinds of activities, from go-karting to art workshops. The programme also provides much-needed respite for the service users’ parents or carers.

Carl Krauhaus, CACT’s Head of Early Help and Prevention, said:

“We are pleased to have been given the opportunity to deliver this exciting provision in Bexley. We pride ourselves on designing engaging schedules of activities that inspire young people to engage.

“The young people we are working with have embraced these activities and challenges and met them head on.

“Having delivered short breaks programmes in the Royal Borough of Greenwich for the last two years, our staff are skilled and experienced in creating exciting, challenging and, most importantly, safe programmes for these young people.”

The four-week course began on 7 August and runs until 3 September.